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The contemporary construction of the causality of HIV/AIDS :a discourse analysis and its implications for understanding national policy statements on the epidemic in South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2005)
This study was concerned with the social construction of HIV/AIDS at the policy level in contemporary South Africa, and how such constructions shape the manner in which the epidemic is understood in popular discourse.
Lesbians and the right to equality: Perceptions of people in a local Western Cape community
(University of the Western Cape, 2001)
When lesbians, as women divert from social norms and reject the compulsory heterosexual norm, they are either punished through legal systems for transgressing patriarchial structures or not recognised at all. As women, ...
An exploration of the stigma experienced by women who are living with HIV/AIDS
(University of the Western Cape, 2006)
The effects of the spread of HIV/AIDS place a great burden on women and children, who will probably suffer most in terms of social and economic deprivation. Since HIV/AIDS is linked to social taboos such as sexuality, drug ...
An exploration of the gendered constructions of ‘stoner’ identity on a Western Cape campus
(University of the Western Cape, 2019)
This study employed a social constructionist understanding of ‘identity’ to identify key markers of gendered ‘stoner’ identity and to consider how gendered ‘stoner’ identity is performed on a Western Cape campus. The aim ...