Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 July 2016

216 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199933617

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Modernizing Sexuality

U.S. HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa

Anne Esacove

Sexuality, Identity, and Society

  • Offers an unusually rich and varied set of data that allows the author to follow U.S. policy dictates as they are translated into practice and ultimately into the lives of people targeted by the analysis
  • Author's analysis is grounded in narrative theory, allowing Esacove to expose the cultural assumptions of U.S. policy, as well as the culturally-specific logic on which it is based
  • Esacove challenges the assumed impartiality of behavioral sciences, and helps to explain the tenacity of prevention strategies that have a limited effect on the population
  • Includes alternative approaches to organizing HIV prevention efforts