Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110873
Title:
Women and Condoms: A Preliminary Study of Practice and Meaning
Author:
Adrian, Shelly
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 12:85-104. © 1996 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110873
Abstract:
Experiences of condom use and meaning among feminist women of an urban college area of southwestern United States in 1994 were explored through ethnographic interviews. Women's disposition to use condoms coincides with the targeting of female consumers as a market for condoms. However, constraints on women's condom use are related to the meanings of condoms in the context of particular relationships, and to the meanings of condoms vis-à-vis ideas of sexuality, and to macrolevel power relations of gender. For some women condom use is an important component of self-transformation.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Women; condoms; heterosexuality; romance; gender relations of power
ISSN:
1062-1601

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAdrian, Shellyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-08T23:16:22Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-08T23:16:22Z-
dc.date.issued1996-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 12:85-104. © 1996 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/110873-
dc.description.abstractExperiences of condom use and meaning among feminist women of an urban college area of southwestern United States in 1994 were explored through ethnographic interviews. Women's disposition to use condoms coincides with the targeting of female consumers as a market for condoms. However, constraints on women's condom use are related to the meanings of condoms in the context of particular relationships, and to the meanings of condoms vis-à-vis ideas of sexuality, and to macrolevel power relations of gender. For some women condom use is an important component of self-transformation.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectcondomsen_US
dc.subjectheterosexualityen_US
dc.subjectromanceen_US
dc.subjectgender relations of poweren_US
dc.titleWomen and Condoms: A Preliminary Study of Practice and Meaningen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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