Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Public Health
The crisis of HIV/AIDS is now classified as a world-wide pandemic, reaching all corners of the globe. The region most affected is sub-Saharan Africa where it is the leading cause of death. For the time being there is no cure for AIDS, and as a result education is incredibly important to reduce the spread of this disease. This research focuses on the politics of AIDS education through a case study of Ghana, West Africa while exploring the question of what political and/or cultural factors affect the implementation of an effective AIDS educational health policy. It looks at policy as a subjective entity created by political actors, organizations, and governments acting under very different motives. The central argument of my thesis is that power, in the form of symbolic or economic capital, ultimately influences health education policy.
Reeves, Anna, "The Politics of Power and AIDS Education in Ghana" (2010). Social Sciences Capstone Projects. 7.