Black Women's Risk for HIV: Rough Living (Haworth by Quinn Gentry

By Quinn Gentry

An inside of examine the devastating influence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on bad African American women

Black Women’s danger for HIV: tough Living is a priceless investigate the structural and behavioral components in high-risk environments—specifically inner-city neighborhoods just like the “Rough” in Atlanta—that position black girls at risk of HIV an infection. utilizing black feminism to deconstruct the which means and value of race, type, and gender, this article supplies a voice to a different disenfranchised inhabitants and legitimizes their lives and studies. this significant ethnographic research focuses not just at the difficulties linked to the ongoing upward push in HIV charges between African American ladies, yet offers possible strategies to those difficulties to boot.

As we stream into the twenty first century, hazardous heterosexual touch has turn into a standard path of HIV an infection and an overpowering majority of these contaminated are ladies. an increasing number of, those are girls of colour who live in negative inner-city neighborhoods. Black Women’s threat for HIV: tough Living makes use of ethnographic how to outline and holiday down the social, monetary, and political components without delay affecting girls in high-risk environments. An informative and compassionate rendering of a turning out to be challenge, this article deals an inside of examine the devastating influence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on terrible African American ladies and works to hyperlink those women’s person situations to the bigger social context.

a few subject matters Black Women’s hazard for HIV: tough Living explores in-depth are:

  • the 20-year switch within the Rough—in inner-city Atlanta—from a middle-class African American local to a high-risk hub of persistent drug clients and
  • the historical past and implementation of the wellbeing and fitness Intervention venture (HIP) within the tough
  • theoretical frameworks that form the research of the effect of this local as a at the lives of girls at high-risk for contracting HIV
  • women’s dwelling preparations within the tough and their relation to the structural constraints that position them in danger
  • a living-arrangement-based categorization of ladies within the Rough—street ladies and condominium women—and the defining features of every
  • kinfolk kin and the non-public histories of ladies as influential components
  • women’s intimate companion relationships and motivation for condom use in these relationships
  • mother-child kinfolk and perspectives of parenting that cycle among “hopeful” and “hopeless” mothering
  • the disappearance of labor and welfare from the inner-city neighborhood and women’s equipment of monetary survival
  • the that means and value of church and faith within the lives of high-risk ladies
  • 4 fundamental equipment of lowering HIV danger in those environments
  • and a lot more!

whereas qualitative health and wellbeing researchers attracted to race, category, gender, and behavioral views of HIV chance and protecting components will locate Black Women’s hazard for HIV: tough Living a precious source, so too will public health and wellbeing practitioners, clinical sociologists, substance abuse and psychological health and wellbeing researchers, and graduate scholars concentrating on public healthiness, sociology, group psychology, and women’s health.

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