Marie Michael Library

Title

Rights passages from 'near death' to 'new life': AIDS activism and treatment testimonies in South Africa

Author

Robins, Steven

Description

The paper examines how AIDS activism in South Africa contributes to a citizenship concerned with both rights-based struggles and shared meanings of the experiences of illness and stigmatisation of AIDS sufferers. The paper argues that it is the activist mediation and the telling of AIDS-related traumatic experiences that faciliates AIDS activist commitment and grassroots mobilisation.

File No

IDS-WP251

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

Oct-05

Subject(s)

Citizenship, AIDS, Politics

Pages

17

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