Changing the lens of stigma : an exploration of disclosure in self-portraits by South Africans living with HIV in the Through Positive Eyes Arts Initiative.

dc.contributor.advisorThomas, Kylieen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRess, Hanni Eranen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-29T20:16:15Z
dc.date.available2014-07-29T20:16:15Z
dc.date.issued2012en_ZA
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dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyses a collaborative arts initiative, Through Positive Eyes South Africa. The thesis focuses on how photography and personal narrative can contribute to changing the lens through which HIV-positive individuals see themselves and the way they are perceived while also problematising the complexities around disclosure and containment in the face of stigma. There are many projects that have sought to alter the dominant lens of stigma around HIV/AIDS in South Africa but the Through Positive Eyes initiative is unique in its process of self-documentation as the group openly confronts the complexities of living with HIV/AIDS. The thesis shows that challenging stigma through art is not as simple as the claim first appears; in fact, it emerges that even in giving full agency to the participants, the boundaries between the private therapeutic process and the public visual encounter are themselves intertwined and blurred by stigma.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationRess, H. E. (2012). <i>Changing the lens of stigma : an exploration of disclosure in self-portraits by South Africans living with HIV in the Through Positive Eyes Arts Initiative</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3574en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationRess, Hanni Eran. <i>"Changing the lens of stigma : an exploration of disclosure in self-portraits by South Africans living with HIV in the Through Positive Eyes Arts Initiative."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3574en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationRess, H. 2012. Changing the lens of stigma : an exploration of disclosure in self-portraits by South Africans living with HIV in the Through Positive Eyes Arts Initiative. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Ress, Hanni Eran AB - This thesis analyses a collaborative arts initiative, Through Positive Eyes South Africa. The thesis focuses on how photography and personal narrative can contribute to changing the lens through which HIV-positive individuals see themselves and the way they are perceived while also problematising the complexities around disclosure and containment in the face of stigma. There are many projects that have sought to alter the dominant lens of stigma around HIV/AIDS in South Africa but the Through Positive Eyes initiative is unique in its process of self-documentation as the group openly confronts the complexities of living with HIV/AIDS. The thesis shows that challenging stigma through art is not as simple as the claim first appears; in fact, it emerges that even in giving full agency to the participants, the boundaries between the private therapeutic process and the public visual encounter are themselves intertwined and blurred by stigma. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Changing the lens of stigma : an exploration of disclosure in self-portraits by South Africans living with HIV in the Through Positive Eyes Arts Initiative TI - Changing the lens of stigma : an exploration of disclosure in self-portraits by South Africans living with HIV in the Through Positive Eyes Arts Initiative UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3574 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/3574
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationRess HE. Changing the lens of stigma : an exploration of disclosure in self-portraits by South Africans living with HIV in the Through Positive Eyes Arts Initiative. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,African Studies, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3574en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentAfrican Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherAfrican Studiesen_ZA
dc.titleChanging the lens of stigma : an exploration of disclosure in self-portraits by South Africans living with HIV in the Through Positive Eyes Arts Initiative.en_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhilen_ZA
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