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HIV/AIDS Communication in South Africa

HIV/AIDS Communication in South Africa

By Colin Chasi

Chasi argues that the HIV/AIDS crisis has not led to new theory concerning the humanity of Africans even though sub-Saharan Africa has been the most affected region in the world.

The book challenges extant practices of communicating about HIV/AIDS. Where HIV/AIDS occasions question life and death, Africans have been approached as though existential questions are alien to them. In so doing Chasi then, for example, critically challenges the way in which African leaders have been challenged to direct people towards safe sex practices and the associated way in which it is assumed that Africans can be easily led by state leaders towards safer sex practices.

HIV/AIDS Communication in South Africa begins to offer the foundations of an African theory of communication, applicable to the crisis of HIV/AIDS.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Are You Human?
  2. Failure that was Waiting to Happen
  3. On Belief in the Communication of State Leaders
  4. Just HIV/AIDS Communication
  5. Towards Ubuntu as a Framework

Title: HIV/AIDS Communication in South Africa: Are you Human?
Author: Colin Chasi
Published: 2014
Pages: 96
: Palgrave Pivot
ISBN: 9781137491282

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