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Love in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa
  1. Kate Devis
  1. Correspondence to Kate Devis, University of Sussex, School of Global Studies (Arts C), Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SJ, UK; k.devis{at}

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Authored by Mark Hunter. Published by Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2010, £16.99, softback, 303 pages, ISBN 10: 0253222397, ISBN 13: 978-0253222398

Love in the Time of AIDS uses a historical ethnographic approach to consider influences on the current presentation of the AIDS pandemic in South Africa. The growing population of Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal, where Hunter spent periods of time between 2000 and 2009, is the focus of the ethnographic research. This extended fieldwork facilitated reflection of ongoing changes, such as fluctuating employment levels and shifting gender roles. It also allowed strong relationships to be built with informants who afforded access to local concepts of intimacy by …

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