Making Rights Claims in the Age of AIDS

Karen Zivi

in Making Rights Claims

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199826414
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919437 | DOI:
Making Rights Claims in the Age of AIDS

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This chapter analyzes rights claiming done in the context of AIDS policy debates in the United States and South Africa. It illustrates how rights claims made, particularly on behalf of HIV-positive pregnant women, challenged dominant conceptions and practices of motherhood in ways that enabled women’s political subjectivity and democratic participation.

Keywords: AIDS; motherhood; South Africa; political subjectivity

Chapter.  9719 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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