Workable Sisterhood The Political Journey of Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS

ISBN-10: 0691127700

ISBN-13: 9780691127705

Edition: 2006

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Description: Berger traces the paths of 16 highly stigmatized women from isolated, apolitical lives to roles as HIV advocates and activists. Understanding their experiences is critically important in containing the spread of HIV/AIDS and evaluating the complex phenomena of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

Acknowledgments
The Politics of Intersectional Stigma for Women with HIV/AIDS
An Overview of the Story
The New "Face" of HIV/AIDS
Women's Community Work: Broadening the Definition of What Constitutes Politics
Intersectionality
Stigma and Marginality
Intersectional Stigma
Coming Out of the Shadows: Stigmatized Women and Politics
Women's Narrative Bio-Sketches
Advocates
Activists
Helpers
Life Lessons
Capturing the Research Journey/Listening to Women's Lives
Finding the Women
Why Did She Say That? Creating and Analyzing Oral Narratives
Limitations of the Study
Narratives of Injustice: Discovery of the HIV/AIDS Virus
Narratives of Injustice
Consequences of the Discovery of the HIV/AIDS Virus
Intersectional Stigma as a Contributing Factor
Life Reconstruction and the Development of Nontraditional Political Resources
What Is Life Reconstruction?
The Role of Resources
External Resources
Life Reconstruction and Gender
Aspects of Respondents' Gender Identity before HIV/AIDS and Life Reconstruction
Redirecting HIV-Stigma Related to Sex Work
Sexual Self-(Re)Education and Empowerment
Development of a Public Voice: What It Means to Be a Woman with HIV
Consequences of Not Developing a Public Voice
Making Workable Sisterhood Possible: The Multiple Expressions of Political Participation
The Women's Distrust of Conventional Politics
Blended and Overlapping Roles
Narrative Features of Participation
Looking to the Future: Struggle and Commitment for Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS
Collective Stories
Policy, Prevention, and Treatment Implications
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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