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Sex, Power & Taboo

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Gender and HIV in the Caribbean and Beyond

In the Caribbean sexuality has never been a topic for public discussion. Previously relegated to theatrical innuendo, musical lyrics and other popular forms of cultural expression, the HIV and AIDS pandemic have now thrown this taboo subject centrestage.

Author: Dorothy Roberts, Rhoda Reddock, Dr Dianne Douglas & Dr Sandra Reid

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Sex, Power & Taboo: Gender and HIV in the Caribbean and Beyond

In the Caribbean sexuality has never been a topic for public discussion. Previously relegated to theatrical innuendo, musical lyrics and other popular forms of cultural expression, the HIV and AIDS pandemic have now thrown this taboo subject centrestage. The discourse on gender and sexuality is however, still being shaped and this book sets the platform for that discussion.

Proceeding from a premise that gender influences sexuality and sexual behaviour, Sex, Power and Taboo provides an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of how gender affects HIV risk and prevention. The paradigm of HIV and AIDS research is shifted by illuminating the influence of gender ideologies, norms and power relationships on sexuality, and the impact of gender to HIV risk and prevention within and outside of the Caribbean.

The contributors are Caribbean and international, and discuss gender and sexuality for the academic, for those in the public health service as well as social policymakers. Sex, Power and Taboo contributes to the research-based interventions to aid the prevention of HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases and will assist in the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes addressing the AIDS epidemic.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-349-8

Pages:

356

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

2008

About the Author

Dorothy Roberts is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at the Northwestern University School of Law and Faculty, and Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research.

Rhoda Reddock is Deputy Principal of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus and former Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, St Augustine.

Dr Dianne Douglas is a Clinical Psychologist and Community Psychologist.

Dr Sandra Reid is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

 

Contents

PLEASURE, INTIMACY AND ECONOMY

1. Dying for Sex: HIV/AIDS and Other Dangers – Kamala Kempadoo
2. The Social and Economic Context of Black Women Living with HIV/AIDS n the United States: Implications for Research – Celeste Watkins-Hayes
3. Beyond the Structure vs Agency Debate in Sexual Decision-Making: Love Letters, Youth Romance and the Paradoxes of Condoms in Uganda – Shanti A. Parikh

VIOLENCE, POWER AND CONTROL

4. Sexual Violence and Women’s Reproductive Health in Jamaica: A Communications Perspective – Nancy Muturi
5. Gender Scripts Guiding the Sexual Relationships of Caribbean Americans – Sharlene T. Beckford Jarrett, Lucia F. O’Sullivan and Susie Hoffman
6. Sexual Gender Roles and Pregnancy Intention: Implications for Pregnant Women’s Sexual Self-Efficacy – Lisa Jones, George Legall and Bilali Camara
7. Living with the Stereotype; The Impact of Popular Images on Black Caribbean Men’s Sexual Health – Laura Serrant-Green

ADOLESCENT SEXUALITIES
8. Gender, Sexuality and the Implications for Substance use and HIV/AIDS among Haitian American Youth in South Florida – Ida Tafari and Louis Marcelin
9. Jamaican Adolescents’ Sexual Behaviour Analysed from a Gender Perspective – Marjan de Bruin
10. Gender and Sexuality: Behaviour, Attitudes and Taboos among University of the West Indies Students on the St Augustine Campus – Dianne Douglas, Sandra Reid and Rhoda Reddock

TRANSGRESSIVE SEXUALITIES: DISCURSIVE POSSIBILITIES

11. ‘All Man Come Together and Say Boys Mus’ Dead’: Hyper-heterosexuality, Afro-Jamaican Culture, and the 1997 Condom Riots – Lisa A. Crooms
12. Reading Mia Mottley’s Statement on (Homo) Sex: An Interrogation of HIV/AIDS Scripts on Sexuality (and A Call to Engage Alternative Strategies for Sexual Autonomy) – Andil Gosine
13. Contemporary Plague and Discursive Minefield: Literary Representations of the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Caribbean Social Relations – Paula Morgan

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