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Childhood in south africa in the time of HIV/AIDS: reconsidering policy and practice

Amy Norman

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9781847428462
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307259 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0015
Childhood in south africa in the time of HIV/AIDS: reconsidering policy and practice

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In the wake of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, a ‘crisis of childhood’ has been presented, the result of a complex interplay between globalised notions of childhood, the international media, development policy, and donor agendas. This chapter draws on a generational study of childhood in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and critically reflects upon these discourses, interrogating the taken-for-granted assumptions and definitions that have underpinned policy rationales and programmes.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS; Crisis; Children; Orphans; South Africa; Discourse; Policy

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