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Sexual cleansing (Kusalazya) and levirate marriage (Kunjilila munganda) in the era of AIDS: changes in perceptions and practices in Zambia

Malungo, Jacob


Since sexual cleansing (kusalazya) and the intertwined ritual of levirate marriage or widow and widower inheritance (kunjilila mung'anda) have come to be implicated in the transmission of HIV/AIDS, alternative rituals to sexual cleansing have emerged. Using both quantitative and qualitative data obtained from Zambia in the second half of 1998, this study reveals that the alternative rituals to sexual cleansing include sliding over a half-naked person (kucuta) or over an animal (kucuta ng'ombe...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00342-7


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