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Author Kenyon, Kristi, author
Title Resilience and contagion : invoking human rights in African HIV advocacy / Kristi Heather Kenyon
Imprint Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017
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 人文社會聯圖  RA643.86.A357 K46 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020564381
Descript xiv, 362 pages ; 24 cm
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Series McGill-Queen's studies in gender, sexuality, and social justice in the Global South ; 2
McGill-Queen's studies in gender, sexuality, and social justice in the global south ; 2
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-351) and index
Contagious discourse : how rights spread to health -- Strength and resilience : choosing rights -- Mixed messages : using rights alongside other frames -- Resisting rights-ification : avoiding or limiting rights -- Drawing comparisons
"HIV represents not only an unprecedented pandemic but also a site of civil society innovation. In the midst of devastation, activists in sub-Saharan Africa are progressing from traditional forms of health advocacy to strategies that engage human rights principles, techniques, and language. Employing a comparative case-study approach, Resilience and Contagion examines the efforts of nine local civil society organizations in Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, and Botswana. Kristi Heather Kenyon examines who adopts rights-based discourse and why, arguing that leadership, individual beliefs, and structure all play a critical role in framing advocacy. Beyond changing laws or policies, the most important impact of promoting the rights of people living with HIV, she attests, is that it enables individuals to interact with health services from a position of resilience, strength, and empowerment. This book delves into discourse at the juncture of human rights, social theory, and global health, prompting significant and relevant discussion on advocacy's evolution in the region of the world hit hardest by the HIV pandemic. Drawing on 145 interviews, extensive participant observation, and fascinating document analysis, Resilience and Contagion foregrounds the voices of civil society actors who have conducted the most vocal, widespread, and innovative advocacy to date"-- Publisher's description
Link Kenyon, Kristi Heather, 1977-, author. Resilience and contagion. McGill-Queen's studies in gender, sexuality, and social justice in the Global South McGill-Queen's studies in gender, sexuality, and social justice in the Global South ; (CaOONL)20179041185
Subject Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Human Rights
Patient Advocacy
Africa South of the Sahara
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
HIV infections -- Social aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Patient advocacy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Services for -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
HIV-positive persons -- Services for -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Human rights -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Civil society -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Services for. fast (OCoLC)fst00793897
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00793952
Civil society. fast (OCoLC)fst00862876
HIV infections -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00949902
HIV-positive persons -- Services for. fast (OCoLC)fst00949930
Human rights. fast (OCoLC)fst00963285
Patient advocacy. fast (OCoLC)fst01055001
Africa, Sub-Saharan. fast (OCoLC)fst01239520
Sida -- Afrique subsaharienne
Défense des droits économiques et sociaux -- Afrique subsaharienne
Droits de l'homme (Droit international) -- Afrique subsaharienne
Aids gnd
Gemeinnützige Organisation gnd
Gesundheitspolitik gnd
HIV gnd
Medizinische Versorgung gnd
Menschenrecht gnd
Subsaharisches Afrika gnd
Alt Title Invoking human rights in African HIV advocacy
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