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Regulating Romance: Youth Love Letters, Moral Anxiety, and Intervention in Uganda's Time of AIDS

Shanti Parikh
Format
Book
Published
Nashville, Tenn. : Vanderbilt University Press, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780826517777, 0826517773, 9780826517784, 0826517781, 9780826517791
Summary
"Shanti Parikh uses evocative stories and the innovative methodology of love letters to trace how Uganda's globally applauded HIV campaigns implemented within a context of persistent inequalities have unintentionally heightened anxiety around youth sexuality, transforming the young female body into a platform for moral debate and driving the world of youthful romance underground"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Going public: the virus, video, evangelicalism, and the anthropology of intervention.
  • "Things keep changing" : histories of dispersal and anxiety in Iganga. Demographic shifts, free young women, and idle adolescent men
  • Patriarchy, marriage, and gendered respectability
  • Publics: interventions into youth sexuality. The social evolution of HIV : inequalities and biomedical citizenship
  • From auntie to disco : risk and pleasure in sexuality education
  • "They arrested me for loving a school girl" : controlling delinquent daughters and punishing defiant boyfriends.
  • Counterpublic : youth romance and love letters. Geographies of courtship and gender in the consumer economy
  • "Burn the letter after reading" : secrecy and go-betweens
  • "B4 I symbolise my symbolised symbology" : packaging and reading love letters
  • "I miss you like a desert missing rain" : desire and longing
  • "You're just playing with my head" : disappointment and uncertainty
  • Conclusion : Sam's death and refusals to submit.
Description
xv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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