n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - A path-breaking new publication on the impact of AIDS in South Africa, Hein Marais : book review

Volume 6, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-520X



Extracted from text ... Book review Pretoria - An AIDS epidemic as severe as the one plowing through South Africa will change society. But how and along what lines? Buckling: The impact of AIDS in South Africa, a new publication by Hein Marais, tackles the question in distinctive and critical-minded fashion - and arrives at disquieting and surprising conclusions. A detailed, multidisciplinary review of research evidence, this short book adopts a unique perspective that reveals more clearly the contingency and complexity of the epidemic's effects. It shows how conventional conceptions of AIDS impact (and programme responses) tend to reflect dominant ideological fixations - particularly ..

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