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(Un)covering Men
(Un)covering Men

(Un)covering Men

Rewriting Masculinity and Health in South Africa

Edited by Melissa Meyer, Edited by Helen Struthers


216 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: October 2012

ISBN 9781920196585

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Jacana Media (Oct 2012)


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Between 2009 and 2011, journalism fellows of the HIV & AIDS Media Project undertook in-depth research looking to write about men, masculinity, and HIV in a new way, and the result is this compendium of articles, blogs, and photo essays. It showcases a diversity of men, each facing a unique context and dealing with sexual health and relationships differently. The book is structured around four central themes—men as lovers, men as partners and fathers, men who have sex with men, and men’s relationship to traditional and medical male circumcision—and brings men’s varied roles in the HIV epidemic to the fore.

Author Biography

Melissa Meyer is the coordinator of the HIV & AIDS Media Project and the coauthor of The Politics of AIDS Denialism: South Africa’s Failure to Respond. Helen Struthers is a director and cofounder of the Anova Health Institute. She is a former program director for a large multidisciplinary research program funded by the United States Agency for International Development and a former member of the executive management team at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit.