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Authors: Karl Peltzer (Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa) Supa Pengpid and Teresa-Ann B. Mashego (University of Limpopo) 
Book Description:
The vast majority of non-biomedical research on HIV/AIDS has been behavioral research, usually by survey methods, counting people’s sex acts, partners, preferences, places, times and reasons for sex, and assessing levels of risk for HIV infection, revealing the dominance of seeing sex largely as behaviors. However, the notion of behaviors denudes sex of all meaning and pleasure. It neglects, as a result, how meaning and pleasure rely on context, how context exemplifies culture, and how culture is structured by history and discourse. When we drive our understanding of the epidemic by behaviors alone, we fail to comprehend that many of the social determinants of behavior lie beyond the conscious apprehension of immediate acts and volitions, i.e. sexual behaviors are socially embedded practices. If we fail to understand the determinants of HIV risk and vulnerability as profoundly social- and by social is meant relational, contextual, cultural, political, economic, historical, symbolic and discursive- we fail to understand best how to intervene.Also, in such behavioral surveys, we are often concerned more with the sex of the sexual partner than the meaning of sex without a condom or an understanding of which circumstances within a sexual economy structure risk as, say, pleasure or intimacy, or social membership or an act of self-actualization. Research undertaken in the mid-1990s among young people in seven developing countries revealed the importance of changing sexual meanings, sexual cultures and sexual identities in the patterns of sexual activity, forms of partnering, and meanings of sexual safety for young people within rapidly changing cultures.

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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Methodology
Chapter 3. Steady relationships
Chapter 4. Sexual experiences
Chapter 5. First sexual intercourse
Chapter 6. Sexual attitudes
Chapter 7. Menstruation, pregnancy and abortion
Chapter 8. Sexual harassment and violence
Chapter 9. HIV/AIDS
Chapter 10. Tobacco and substance use
Chapter 11. Socioeconomic differences
Chapter 12. Peer perception on sex and relationship
Chapter 13. Conclusions
References
Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-870-6
   Status: AV
  
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