Rowman and Littlefield International

Pathologies of Patriarchy

Death, Suffering, Care, and Coping in the Gendered Gaps of HIV/AIDS Interventions in Nigeria

By Eloho Ese Basikoro

Pathologies of Patriarchy explores the gendered inequalities that bar HIV-positive women in the Nigerian delta region from the HIV treatment seemingly available to them. Eloho Ese Basikoro brings together an ethnographic study and geographic analysis with practical implementation questions concerning current policy and global health programming.

Hardback ISBN: 9781786607706 Release date: Oct 2019
£90.00 €126.00 $135.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781786607713 Release date: Oct 2019
£29.95 €41.95 $43.99

Pages: 218

Monograph

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, as well as the complex power relations they navigate daily. Eloho Ese Basikoro also addresses the failures of policymakers 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 great interdisciplinary interest to a wide variety of scholars and policymakers, whether they are researching gendered inequality from a geographical, anthropological, or global health perspective or are interested in broader concerns about development and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Acknowledgements
  • Dedication
  • 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
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX

Eloho Ese Basikoro is founder and president of BATOP Research and Consulting Services.

Read more

Read less

Also Recommended