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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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Remaking Masculinity in Bwaise

Remaking Masculinity in Bwaise

(p.1) 1 Remaking Masculinity in Bwaise
AIDS and Masculinity in the African City

Robert Wyrod

University of California Press

This introductory chapter presents this book’s central question: how has the long-standing AIDS epidemic changed conceptions of masculinity in Uganda? Uganda is an especially important setting in which to examine this question, because it is seen as Africa’s great success story in combating AIDS. This chapter presents a conceptual framework for thinking about masculinity and social change and situates this book’s topic in the literature on gender and AIDS in Africa. The reader is provided an overview of the author’s ethnographic research methods and the main fieldsite: the slum of Bwaise in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Keywords:   masculinity, HIV, AIDS, Africa, Uganda

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