In the delta region of Nigeria, women seeking HIV care face a plethora of deeply gendered inequalities. As a result, HIV-positive women are often unable to use the treatment schemes that are seemingly available to them.
Pathologies of Patriarchy brings together a geographic analysis of gendered inequalities with practical implementation questions concerning the limits of current global health programming. This book is an experiential analysis of HIV treatment programs that includes first-hand accounts of how female patients explain and cope with the poor access to and the inconsistencies in the delivery of HIV service care that complicates their adherence to treatment, and the complex power relations they navigate daily. Eloho Ese Basikoro also addresses the failures of policy-makers who talk about gender mainstreaming but fail to deliver sustainable health services for disenfranchised women suffering from the social stigma and alienation associated with seropositivity.
This inter-regional study is of disciplinary and interdisciplinary interest to a wide variety of scholars and policy-makers, whether they are researching gendered inequality from a geographical, anthropological or global health perspective, or interested in broader concerns about development and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.
- List of Acronyms
- Chapter 1: Remapping Illness and Interventions Beyond the Biomedical
- PART 1: HISTORY, POLITICS AND AIDS GOVERNANCE
- Chapter 2: HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Denialism and Response
- Chapter 3: The Political-Economy of Oil and Socio-Ecological Contingencies of the Niger Delta
- PART 2: EMBODIED ACCOUNTS
- Chapter 4: Constructed Identities and Power: (Re)Constructing the Notions of Care and Responsibility
- Chapter 5: Feminism in Nigeria. Patriarchy and the Conflicting Discourses of Empowerment
- Chapter 6: “It is the Fear”: Contextualizing the Politics of HIV/AIDS Non-Disclosure
- Chapter 7: AIDS Support Networks as Emerging Spaces of Therapeutic Citizenship
- Chapter 8: To Cope: Institutional Responsibility versus Individual Agency
- Chapter 9: Normalizing HIV/AIDS, and the Discourse of Exceptionalism
- PART 3: MA(I)NSTREAMING GENDER IN HIV/AIDS INTERVENTIONS
- Chapter 10: Two Sides of A Coin: Policy and Practice in Tension
- FINAL NOTES
- APPENDIX: Inventory of HIV/AIDS Policy Texts and other chapter Notes
Eloho Ese Basikoro is Adjunct Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle