IFGH 2010 Plenary Session: Why “Sexual Networks”?: The Importance of Social Structure and Scale in a Sexually Transmitted Epidemic

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November 30, 2010

Robert Thornton is a professor of Anthropology at Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, SouthAfrica. He has taught at Rutgers University (1990-1992), University of Cape Town (1979-1989), University of Chicago (1977-78), and high school at Rubaga Girls School, Kampala, Uganda (1969-1972). Educated at St. Xaviers High School (Delhi, India), Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), Stanford University (BA degree), and the University of Chicago (MA and PhD degrees), he specialises in southern and eastern Africa, HIV/AIDS, sexuality, ethnography, community development, medical anthropology and other fields. His latest book is Unimagined Community: Sex, Networks and AIDS in Uganda and South Africa (2007, University of California Press).

 

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