9780826516831-0826516831-The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV

The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV

ISBN-13: 9780826516831
ISBN-10: 0826516831
Author: Hirsch, Jennifer S., Wardlow, Holly, Smith, Daniel Jordan, Phinney, Harriet M., Nathanson, Shanti Parikh and Constance A.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780826516831
ISBN-10: 0826516831
Author: Hirsch, Jennifer S., Wardlow, Holly, Smith, Daniel Jordan, Phinney, Harriet M., Nathanson, Shanti Parikh and Constance A.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hirsch, Jennifer S., Wardlow, Holly, Smith, Daniel Jordan, Phinney, Harriet M., Nathanson, Shanti Parikh and Constance A. wrote The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV comprising 320 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0826516831 and 9780826516831. Since then The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 10.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2010

For many women around the world, their greatest risk of HIV infection comes from having sex with the very person with whom they are supposed to have sex: their spouse. The Secret situates marital HIV risk within a broader exploration of marital and extramarital sexuality in five diverse settings: Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, Vietnam, and Papua New Guinea. In these settings, the authors write, men's extramarital sex is an officially secret but actually widespread (and widely acknowledged) social practice, rather than something men do because their bodies demand it and women can't stop them.

Drawing on research conducted as part of an innovative comparative ethnographic study, and modeling a novel approach to collaborative anthropological scholarship, the authors show men's extramarital sex to be a fundamental aspect of gendered social organization. Through theoretically sophisticated yet lucid writing and vivid ethnographic description, drawing on rich data from the marital case studies conducted by research teams in each country, they trace how extramarital opportunity structures, sexual geographies, and concerns about social risk facilitate men's participation in extramarital sex. Also documented throughout is the collision between traditional ways and the new practices of romantic companionate marriage.
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