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'They say you are not a man' : hegemonic masculinity and peer pressure amongst male adolescents in KwaZulu-Natal : implications for the HIV epidemic

This study explores the links between masculinity and the spread of HIV/AIDS by examining adolescents’ conceptions of manhood and the ways in which hegemonic masculinity manifests itself through peer pressure. The study employed qualitative methods, including in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. Interviews were conducted with fifteen adolescent males between the ages of twelve to sixteen, who live in areas with high levels of HIV prevalence outside Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal.
Date January 2009
CreatorsThomson, Hayley
PublisherUniversity of Cape Town, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeMaster Thesis, Masters, MA

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