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Reading generalised HIV epidemics as a woman

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Reading generalised HIV epidemics as a woman
Author(s): Reid, Elizabeth
Keywords: gender
Papua New Guinea
West Papua
Date published: 2011
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
Citation: Reid, E.(2011). Reading generalised HIV epidemics as a woman. SSGM Discussion Paper 2011/4. Canberra, ACT: ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
Series/Report no.: Discussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2011/4
Description: 
"In this paper, I want to read generalised epidemics as a woman might (Cranny- Francis et al. 2003:120) and to rework the discourse on such epidemics to articulate and include a specifically feminine voice. In using the phrase “reading as a woman”, my aim is not to develop a singular different voice, a universalised, essentialised feminine persona. Rather, it is to explore, in the words of Lorraine Code (1995:155), “whose voices have been audible, and whose muffled, in the articulations of prevailing theories; of showing whose experiences count, and how epistemic authority is established and withheld”. I argue the need for continuity between the way these epidemics are read and women’s multiple voices, experiences and subject positions. The answer to Catherine Campbell’s question lies at least in part, I contend, in the absence of these women’s readings, and in the absence of their incorporation into the dominant discourse. It also lies in part in the absence in the response to these epidemics of the programmatic insights to which a woman’s reading gives rise ..." - page 2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9876
ISSN: 1328-7854

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