The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City‘ (Robert Wyrod, 2016) for review, which explores the relations between health, gender, and male privilege in the context of Uganda. Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from researchers with an interest in ethnography and gender studies.

AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, yet the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging. AIDS and Masculinity in the African City tackles this issue head on and examines how AIDS has altered the ways masculinity is lived in Uganda—a country known as Africa’s great AIDS success story. Based on a decade of ethnographic research in an urban slum community in the capital Kampala, this book reveals the persistence of masculine privilege in the age of AIDS and the implications such privilege has for combating AIDS across the African continent.

If you would like to review ‘AIDS and Masculinity in the African City (no more than 1,000 words in length), then please consult our reviewer’s guidelines and email our reviews editor with a short explanation of why you are well placed to review the book.


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