Understanding and responding to the epidemic of HIV in the Caribbean context requires a multidimensional approach. Drawing together and impressive array of academics, activist scholars, educations specialists and frontline service providers, Sexuality, Social Exclusion and Human Rights examines some of the key drivers of HIV and AIDS by exploring risk, vulnerability, power, culture, sexuality and gender.
The primary challenge is first to recognise and come to grips with the circumstances in which HIV is transmitted in order to construct the policies and practices in response. Divided into four sections: Human Rights, Citizenship and Social Exclusion; Rethinking Communication; Reconceptualizing Sex; and Policy and Macro-Perspectives, the contributors to this volume raise controversial issues not formally discussed in the Caribbean context but which require confrontation to arrest the spread of HIV.
This volume provides a unique perspective and analysis of the Caribbean response and how the inclusion of many different sectors in society and an interdisciplinary, rather than segregated multidisciplinary approach, can effectively address the spread of HIV and AIDS in the region.
- Table of Contents
- List of Tables
- Human Rights, Citizenship and Social Exclusion
- Chapter 1: Authorized Sex Same-Sex Sexuality and Law in the Caribbean
- Chapter 2: Drugs Obscure the Human Rights Issues for Drug Users Are Demons and Jumbies Rights Holders?
- Chapter 3: Charting a Legal Response to HIV and AIDS and Work From the Perspective of Vulnerability
- Chapter 4: Social Exclusion, Citizenship and Rights
- Rethinking Communication
- Chapter 5: Speaking Sexuality
- Chapter 6: Positively Limited Gender, Sexuality and HIV and AIDS Discourses in Barbados
- Chapter 7: Communication and HIV Multi-Dimensional Frustration
- Chapter 8: Tackling the Social Complexities of HIV and AIDS Understanding the Social Roots of the Epidemic and Learning from Developments in HIV Communication
- Reconceptualizing Sex
- Chapter 9: Centering Praxis in Policies and Studies of Caribbean Sexuality
- Chapter 10: Afro-Surinamese Women’s Sexual Culture and the Long Shadows of the Past
- Chapter 11: Contradictory Sexualities From Vulnerability to Empowerment for Adolescent Girls in Barbados
- Chapter 12: How Risk and Vulnerability become ‘Socially Embedded’ Insights into the Resilient Gap Between Awareness and Safety in HIV
- Policy and Macro Perspectives
- Chapter 13: Risking Education: Placing Young Gay, Bisexual and Other MSM in the HIV Prevention Equation
- Chapter 14: HIV and AIDS, Vulnerability and the Governance Agenda: A Critical Perspective on Barbados
- Chapter 15: HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean – An Assessment of the Risk Environment: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago