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1. Wawire, Salome N. Negotiating Identity: Identity Dynamics in the Context of Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS among Luo Youth in Kisumu, Kenya.

Degree: PhD, Anthropology, 2010, Brown University

This dissertation explores the ways in which individuals and groups create and recreate their personal and collective histories, the membership boundaries of their group, and the content and meaning of their ethnicity. The focus is the negotiations surrounding the construction of Luo identity. Through the use of ethnographic data collected on every day activities and relations of Luo youth, I show the intricacies of balancing and prioritizing various aspects of their lives to reflect a particular image. The narratives presented here reflect this struggle, but also show the interrelation of the seemingly incompatible notions and expectations. Male circumcision, an increasingly common phenomenon in a community that does not traditionally practice it, is now a social reality for youth in Kisumu. I examine ways in which circumcision impacts Luo youths' identity, through exploring the perceptions and behaviors associated with circumcision, and how they are impacted by other social realities, including urbanization, modernity, poverty and disease, particularly, HIV/AIDS. I also examine the negotiations involved in matters of sexuality. Here, circumcision is both a preventive measure and an enabler for risky sexual activity. It allows for a level of acceptability of Luo youth by their non-Luo peers and sexual partners also allows them to expand their social and sexual networks, thus exposing themselves to HIV/AIDS risk. I highlight the bargaining involved in employing circumcision to achieve social acceptability, and still reduce risk for HIV/AIDS. Also, I discuss changes in perception and activities, and how they impact gender relations. Particularly, I discuss the role of women in the daily negotiations regarding sexuality, and the ways in which circumcision allows them to determine its uptake, and in effect, the direction of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This dissertation views the drive to provide circumcision as a social force that impacts the lives of the youth involved. Particularly, I examine the processes involved in the UNIM Project in Kisumu, which was set up to determine if circumcision reduces risk for HIV/AIDS, and highlight ways in which ethnographic methods can be used in gathering information vital for translating scientific results to larger populations. Advisors/Committee Members: Townsend, Nicholas (Director), Smith, Daniel (Reader), Leis, Philip (Reader), Khamasi, Wanjiku (Reader).

Subjects/Keywords: Ethnic Identity

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APA (6th Edition):

Wawire, S. N. (2010). Negotiating Identity: Identity Dynamics in the Context of Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS among Luo Youth in Kisumu, Kenya. (Doctoral Dissertation). Brown University. Retrieved from https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:11048/

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wawire, Salome N. “Negotiating Identity: Identity Dynamics in the Context of Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS among Luo Youth in Kisumu, Kenya.” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, Brown University. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:11048/.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wawire, Salome N. “Negotiating Identity: Identity Dynamics in the Context of Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS among Luo Youth in Kisumu, Kenya.” 2010. Web. 14 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Wawire SN. Negotiating Identity: Identity Dynamics in the Context of Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS among Luo Youth in Kisumu, Kenya. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Brown University; 2010. [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:11048/.

Council of Science Editors:

Wawire SN. Negotiating Identity: Identity Dynamics in the Context of Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS among Luo Youth in Kisumu, Kenya. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Brown University; 2010. Available from: https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:11048/

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