Perceptions of AIDS and AIDS Education in Rural Benin: A Case Study in the Collines Department

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Title:
Perceptions of AIDS and AIDS Education in Rural Benin: A Case Study in the Collines Department
Author:
Boyer, Micah Naoum
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis presents the findings of a small-scale, qualitative study of attitudes toward AIDS and AIDS education campaigns in the village of Sota in central Benin. Through a language ideology framework, this study reviews the overlap and disparity between AIDS discourse and other systems of meaning in Sota, particularly rumors and religious beliefs. The portrait that emerges from this analysis of the social construction of AIDS by multiple discourses suggests that the impact of AIDS education may be limited only in part because the intended recipients fail to understand the information being provided. More importantly, the context and underlying assumptions of educational presentations about HIV/AIDS are not formulated in ways that are compatible with, or directly meaningful to, lived experience.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Benin; West Africa; HIV/AIDS; Rumor; AIDS Education
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Park, Thomas K.
Committee Chair:
Park, Thomas K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titlePerceptions of AIDS and AIDS Education in Rural Benin: A Case Study in the Collines Departmenten_US
dc.creatorBoyer, Micah Naoumen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoyer, Micah Naoumen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the findings of a small-scale, qualitative study of attitudes toward AIDS and AIDS education campaigns in the village of Sota in central Benin. Through a language ideology framework, this study reviews the overlap and disparity between AIDS discourse and other systems of meaning in Sota, particularly rumors and religious beliefs. The portrait that emerges from this analysis of the social construction of AIDS by multiple discourses suggests that the impact of AIDS education may be limited only in part because the intended recipients fail to understand the information being provided. More importantly, the context and underlying assumptions of educational presentations about HIV/AIDS are not formulated in ways that are compatible with, or directly meaningful to, lived experience.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectBeninen_US
dc.subjectWest Africaen_US
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subjectRumoren_US
dc.subjectAIDS Educationen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPark, Thomas K.en_US
dc.contributor.chairPark, Thomas K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest2765en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749514en_US
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