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AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood

Robert Wyrod

Abstract

AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, but the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging. This book tackles this issue head-on and examines how AIDS has altered the ways in which masculinity is lived in Uganda—a country known as Africa’s great AIDS success story. Based on over a decade of ethnographic research in an urban slum community called Bwaise, this book reveals the persistence of masculine privilege in the age of AIDS and the implications such privilege has for combating AIDS across the African continent.

Keywords: masculinity, HIV, AIDS, Africa, Uganda, gender, sexuality, women’s rights, Kampala, ethnography, urban studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286689
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286689.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Wyrod, author