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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18110

Title: Collaging Complexity: Youth, HIV/AIDS and the Site/Sight of Sexuality
Authors: Switzer, Sarah Lynne
Advisor: Gaztambide-Fernandez, Ruben
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: HIV/AIDS
Youth
Arts-Based Research Methodologies
Visual Culture
Curriculum
Sexuality Education
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2009
Abstract: Using collage as a methodological and conceptual framework for re-conceptualizing knowledge in HIV/AIDS education, this thesis attends to young women’s understandings of HIV/AIDS and sexuality. Through engaging in the process of making collages, what stories do young women tell about HIV/AIDS? What discourses are produced when collage and narrative are used as methodological tools to address participants’ understandings of HIV/AIDS? By responding to their own collage texts, as well as the collage texts of others, how are issues of representation addressed? Using narrative and post-structural discourse analysis, this study explores how participants’ complex and contradictory understandings of HIV/AIDS diverge from the content and form of current school-based HIV/AIDS curriculum. Whereas the curriculum presupposes a rational and linear subject, participants’ reflexive understandings of HIV/AIDS shift throughout the study, varying as a result of roles performed, the context of the collage or image being discussed, and the dynamic interchange between participants.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18110
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