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Making sense of HIV/AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Department of Social Anthropology.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Att leva med HIV/AIDS i Kapstaden, Sydafrika (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how women in Cape Town reflect over and deal with HIV/AIDS in their everyday lives and also how they explain the cause and spread of the virus. The thesis is based on two months of fieldwork in Cape Town, South Africa, where I got the opportunity to interview three women about HIV/AIDS and how they related to the disease as well as how people in general relate to it. The women I interviewed were all working with HIV/AIDS as counsellors and educational staff. The women work in Nyanga, Observatory and Wynberg, three very different areas in Cape Town.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med den här uppsatsen är att undersöka hur kvinnor i Kapstaden reflekterar över och handskas med HIV/AIDS i deras vardagsliv. Jag vill också ta reda på hur de förklarar orsaken till och spridningen av viruset. Uppsatsen är baserad på två månaders fältarbete i Kapstaden, Sydafrika, där jag fick möjligheten att intervjua tre kvinnor om hur de relaterar till sjukdomen och hur människor i stort relaterar till den. Kvinnorna jag intervjuade arbetade som rådgivare och utbildare inom HIV/AIDS. Kvinnorna arbetade i Nyanga, Observatory och Wynberg, tre väldigt olika områden i Kapstaden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Anthropology, HIV/AIDS, women, Cape Town, South Africa
Keyword [sv]
Socialantropologi, HIV/AIDS, kvinnor, Kapstaden, Sydafrika
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16753ISRN: LIU-IKK/SANT-A--08-003--SEOAI: diva2:160416
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Social Anthopology
2009-02-06, Institutionen för Kultur och Kommunikation, Linköping, 08:00 (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2009-02-16 Created: 2009-02-13 Last updated: 2012-01-05Bibliographically approved

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