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AIDS and Masculinity in the African CityPrivilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood$
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Robert Wyrod

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520286689

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520286689.001.0001

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Women’s Rights in the Remaking of Masculinity

Women’s Rights in the Remaking of Masculinity

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(p.123) 4 Women’s Rights in the Remaking of Masculinity
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AIDS and Masculinity in the African City
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Robert Wyrod

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286689.003.0004

This chapter draws on research with nineteen cohabiting couples to present the range of ways in which women’s rights matter to the gender dynamics in intimate relationships in urban Uganda. Each relationship reveals a significant aspect of how the power dynamics of relationships change when women’s rights come home. It attends to the more microscale of everyday social interactions within intimate relationships in order to understand how women’s rights become meaningful in specific social contexts and what the implications of this may be for how masculinity has been reshaped and reworked in the context of AIDS.

Keywords:   masculinity, women’s rights, human rights, sexuality, HIV/AIDS

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