WOMENSTD 438 - Gender, Health, and Well-being in Africa
Section: 001
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Women's Studies.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course focuses on how gender is intertwined with health and wellbeing in sub-Saharan Africa. The course emphasizes the importance of situating health issues within broader social contexts, and throughout the course special attention is paid to women’s sexual health. The course begins by surveying current health indicators for sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting both similarities and stark differences across the region. The course then examines interconnections between gender and health in several historical moments, ranging from the pre-colonial period through the colonial encounter and independence. The last part of the course focuses on contemporary issues, especially women’s health in the age of globalization and HIV/AIDS. The course engages with a wide range of materials, including classic and recent ethnographies, journalistic accounts, films, and recent public health interventions.

WOMENSTD 438 - Gender, Health, and Well-being in Africa
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0253222397
Love in the time of AIDS : inequality, gender, and rights in South Africa, Author: Mark Hunter., Publisher: Indiana University Press 2010
ISBN: 9780253217400
Readings in gender in Africa, Author: edited by Andrea Cornwall., Publisher: The International African Institute. 2005
ISBN: 0435913522
So long a letter, Author: Mariama Ba ; translated from the French by Modupe Bode-Thomas ; introduction by Kenneth W. Harrow., Publisher: Heinemann New ed. 2008
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