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The Children Of Africa Confront Aids

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Author: Arvind Singhal
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896804453
Size: 56.14 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: AIDS is now the leading cause of death in Africa, where twenty-eight million people are HIV-positive, and where some twelve million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS. In Zimbabwe, 45 percent of children under the age of five are HIV-positive, and the epidemic has shortened life expectancy by twenty-two years. A fifteen-year-old in Botswana or South Africa has a one-in-two chance of dying of AIDS. AIDS deaths are so widespread in sub-Saharan Africa that small children now play a new game called “Funerals.” The Children of Africa Confront AIDS depicts the reality of how African children deal with the AIDS epidemic, and how the discourse of their vulnerability affects acts of coping and courage. A project of the Institute for the African Child at Ohio University, The Children of Africa Confront AIDS cuts across disciplines and issues to focus on the world's most marginalized population group, the children of Africa. Editors Arvind Singhal and Stephen Howard join conversations between humanitarian and political activists and academics, asking, “What shall we do?” Such discourse occurs in African contexts ranging from a social science classroom in Botswana to youth groups in Kenya and Ghana. The authors describe HIV/AIDS in its macro contexts of vulnerable children and the continent's democratization movements and also in its national contexts of civil conflict, rural poverty, youth organizations, and agencies working on the ground. Singhal, Howard, and other contributors draw on compelling personal experience in descriptions of HIV/AIDS interventions for children in difficult circumstances and present thoughtful insights into data gathered from surveys and observations concerning this terrible epidemic.


Combating Aids

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Author: Arvind Singhal
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761997283
Size: 69.79 MB
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Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 425
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Book Description: `This gripping narrative not only documents the history of humankind's interaction with a clever virus, it brings to the forefront the much and understated and underused role of communication in HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Singhal and Rogers remind us that our global environment is shaped by powerful communication means and methods that, if properly harnessed, can help defeat the plague of the 21st century' - Neil McKee, Senior Technical Advisor for HIV//AIDS and Adolescent Health, Johns Hopkins University HIV//AIDS is a matter of global concern. The world is now more than 20 years into the HIV//AIDS crisis with no vaccine in sight, and relatively few effective and sustainable prevention programs. Although the rate of HIV infection and AIDS deaths has declined in the richer nations of the developed world, infection rates are soaring in developing countries. AIDS is now the leading cause of death in Africa, and the fourth leading cause of death globally.


The Children Of Africa Confront Aids

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Author: Arvind Singhal
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896802329
Size: 39.67 MB
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Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 265
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Book Description: Their insights suggest possibilities for hope and progress in this alarming African public health crisis."--BOOK JACKET


Organizing For Social Change

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Author: Michael J Papa
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761934340
Size: 43.26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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Book Description: Conventionally, analysts of social change perceive organizational initiatives in binary terms: projects are seen as being either top-down or bottom-up; local culture is seen as being either modern or traditional. Challenging this restrictive dualism, this important book argues that social change emerges in a nonlinear, circuitous, and dialectic process of struggle. In support of their approach, the authors: - identify four dialectic tensions as being central to the process of organizing for social change: control and emancipation, oppression and empowerment, dissemination and dialogue, and fragmentation and unity; - argue for a dialectic approach which acknowledges that contradictory tensions can and do co-exist (for example, a project can control beneficiaries with tough conditionalities even as it emancipates them); and - draw upon cases set in various contexts—social justice, academic, corporate, artistic, and others—from both developing and developed countries.


India S Communication Revolution

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Author: Arvind Singhal
Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN:
Size: 68.57 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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Book Description: This very readable book describes the recent social changes in Indian society, resulting from the various applications of new communication technologies. The authors discuss the various processes at work in the country both at the governmental level and in private enterprise, the rapid technological developments and their impact on Indian society, the growth of software technology parks, the internet revolution, and the lessons learned so far. They also highlight the role played by the pioneers, visionaries and innovators.


Globale Epidemien Lokale Antworten

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Author: Caroline Meier zu Biesen
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593399628
Size: 28.44 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : de
Pages : 433
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Book Description: Malaria ist eine der weltweit häufigsten Erkrankungen - jährlich sterben über zwei Millionen Menschen an dieser Epidemie. Vor dem Hintergrund globaler Machtkonstellationen untersucht Caroline Meier zu Biesen die Einführung der chinesischen Heilpflanze Artemisia annua in Tansania, die als vielversprechende Alternative zu herkömmlichen Malariatherapien angesehen wird. Im Fokus der Untersuchung steht die Wandlung von der Heilpflanze in ein Arzneimittel, dessen Produktion und Distribution den Gesetzen des Weltmarkts unterliegt. Dabei zeigt sich, wie globale Marktmechanismen und Machthegemonien das Potenzial von Artemisia annua für die Betroffenen schwächen und bestehende Abhängigkeiten vom staatlichen Gesundheitswesen vertiefen können.


Children S Encounters With Death Bereavement And Coping

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Author: David Balk, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826134233
Size: 64.55 MB
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Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 488
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Book Description: "Childrenís Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping is a very well researched document and well written by an impressive cadre of scholars....The book is a must read for marriage and family therapists, clergy, and pediatric care givers whose work intersects the lives of children and the social and environmental systems in which they live."--NCFR's Certified Family Life Educators Newsletter "[F]or the resource that offers one of the best bibliographies and guides to resources, for the book that contains theory, definitions, treatment modalities, helps, warnings, integration of people and programs, culural diversity...when it comes to all of this, we turn to Charles A. Corr and David E. Balk, editors of Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement and Coping. It is a book you must have on your shelf, but don't let it sit there for too long without making good use of it."--Illness, Crisis and Loss "Current, filled with sound theory, wise clinical acumen, sound research, terrific resources, and a multicultural perspective, this book will be a necessary resource for clinicians and educators...."--Kenneth J. Doka, PhD Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America "Corr and Balkís book will help adults find many ways to lead bereaved children to a hopeful belief in their future, despite their considerable losses. This book is a real contribution to the growing literature in this field." --Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S Distinguished Professor of Social Work Emerita, Fordham University Children struggling with death-related issues require care and competent assistance from the adults around them. This book serves as a guide for care providers, including counselors, social workers, nurses, educators, clergy, and parents who seek to understand and help children as they attempt to cope with loss. This book comprehensively discusses death and grieving within the context of the physical, emotional, social, behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive changes that children experience while coping with death. The chapters also explore new critical, imaginative conceptual models and interventions, including expressive arts therapy, resilience-based approaches, new psychotherapeutic approaches, and more. Key features: Presents guidelines for assisting children coping with the loss of parents, siblings, friends, or pets Discusses ethical issues in counseling bereaved and seriously ill children Provides guidelines for helping children manage their emerging awareness and understanding of death Emphasizes research-based, culturally sensitive, and global implications as well as current insights in thanatology


African Childhoods

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Author: M. Ensor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137024704
Size: 80.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 262
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Book Description: A multidisciplinary collection shedding light on the conditions and experiences of youth in Africa.


Morality Hope And Grief

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Author: Hansjörg Dilger
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 184545829X
Size: 41.38 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 356
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Book Description: The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa has been addressed and perceived predominantly through the broad perspectives of social and economic theories as well as public health and development discourses. This volume however, focuses on the micro-politics of illness, treatment and death in order to offer innovative insights into the complex processes that shape individual and community responses to AIDS. The contributions describe the dilemmas that families, communities and health professionals face and shed new light on the transformation of social and moral orders in African societies, which have been increasingly marginalised in the context of global modernity.


Writing Through The Visual And Virtual

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Author: Renée Larrier
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498501648
Size: 80.21 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 528
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Book Description: Writing Through the Visual and Virtual:Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean explores the various cultures of writing in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, and their relation to literature, orality, language, the visual arts, film, and popular culture. It is an invaluable resource to Francophone and cultural studies alike.


Singing For Life

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Author: Gregory Barz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136733248
Size: 52.65 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: Efforts within the past decade to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa have dealt with HIV/AIDS principally as a medical concern—despite the fact that doctors continue to be confronted with the complex relationship of the disease to broader social issues. When medical and governmental institutions fail, artists step in. Contemporary performances in Uganda often focus on gender and health-related issues specific to women and youths, in which song texts warn against risky sexual environments or unprotected sexual behavior. Music, dance, and drama are principal tools of local initiatives that disseminate information, mobilize resources, and raise societal consciousness regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS. Through case studies, song texts, interviews, and testimonies, Singing for Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda examines the links between the decline in Uganda’s infection rate and grassroots efforts that make use of music, dance, and drama. Only when supported and encouraged by such performances drawing on localized musical traditions have medical initiatives taken root and flourished in local healthcare systems. Gregory Barz shows how music can be both a mode of promoting health and a force for personal therapy, presenting a cultural analysis of hope and healing.


Aids Sex And Culture

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Author: Ida Susser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144435910X
Size: 52.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Book Description: AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author’s own extensive ethnographic research. based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs discussion of the experiences of women in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family’s struggle with AIDS