Biopolitical media: Population, communications international and the governing of reproductive health

Ronald Walter Greene, David Breshears

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Abstract

Setting: a village in Tanzania. Characters: Mkwaju, a heavy-drinking and promiscuous truck driver who abandoned his family and contracted HIV; Tunu, his wife, who has supported their children since Mkwaju left. Mkwaju: Tunu, pleaselistent o me. Tunu: Mkwaju, you cannot trick me anymore. You thought I was a fool, but.. Mkwaju: (coughing) I now understand and have come home. Tunu: Home? Home? You think that this is your home? Your home is at Tila's, your concubine. Mkwaju: But Tunu, I can't bear life without you. Tunu: Stupid lies. What about the time you infected me with a venereal disease? (Henderson, 2000).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGoverning the Female Body
Subtitle of host publicationGender, Health, and Networks of Power
PublisherState University of New York Press
Pages186-205
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781438429533
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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