Rhyming youth with death : what we might learn from HIV/AIDS fiction in South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorChirambo, Reubenen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Betonyen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-02T13:53:49Z
dc.date.available2015-04-02T13:53:49Z
dc.date.issued2012en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThat the interpretation of disease, its fictionalisation, might prompt negative responses is an issue that has been addressed by various people. Of which one of the better known examples is Susan Sontag's Illness as Metaphor & Aids and its Metaphors. In South Africa the negative effects of reading HIV/AIDS as metaphoric are borne out by the shame and stigma which make acknowledging and treating the disease difficult. While recognising the relevance of being against the interpretation of disease this thesis is an attempt to argue for what we can learn from considering the metaphors that constitute what might be called the official fiction, that is, literary fiction, about HIV/AIDS in South Africa. I will focus generally on how metaphor might offer a singular way of communicating the experience of the diseased body in the context of the abstracting expertise of modem medicine. And I will also examine two instances in which metaphor and fiction might give specific insight into the experience of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationAdams, B. (2012). <i>Rhyming youth with death : what we might learn from HIV/AIDS fiction in South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12631en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationAdams, Betony. <i>"Rhyming youth with death : what we might learn from HIV/AIDS fiction in South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12631en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationAdams, B. 2012. Rhyming youth with death : what we might learn from HIV/AIDS fiction in South Africa. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Adams, Betony AB - That the interpretation of disease, its fictionalisation, might prompt negative responses is an issue that has been addressed by various people. Of which one of the better known examples is Susan Sontag's Illness as Metaphor & Aids and its Metaphors. In South Africa the negative effects of reading HIV/AIDS as metaphoric are borne out by the shame and stigma which make acknowledging and treating the disease difficult. While recognising the relevance of being against the interpretation of disease this thesis is an attempt to argue for what we can learn from considering the metaphors that constitute what might be called the official fiction, that is, literary fiction, about HIV/AIDS in South Africa. I will focus generally on how metaphor might offer a singular way of communicating the experience of the diseased body in the context of the abstracting expertise of modem medicine. And I will also examine two instances in which metaphor and fiction might give specific insight into the experience of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Rhyming youth with death : what we might learn from HIV/AIDS fiction in South Africa TI - Rhyming youth with death : what we might learn from HIV/AIDS fiction in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12631 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/12631
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationAdams B. Rhyming youth with death : what we might learn from HIV/AIDS fiction in South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12631en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of English Language and Literatureen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherEnglish Language and Literatureen_ZA
dc.titleRhyming youth with death : what we might learn from HIV/AIDS fiction in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
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