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Title: Methodological innovations for the study of HIV and discrimination : classification and intersectionality
Author: Paparini, Sara
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2013
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This study aims to assess and improve methodological approaches to the operationalisation of social categories in HIV research in the UK. Focusing on the social science of HIV stigma and discrimination, the study critically reviews the research designs used in this area with regards to the use of the categories of sex/gender, race/ethnicity and sexuality. In order to test the feasibility of a new methodology, based on intersectionality, a qualitative study of the experiences of 35 people living with HIV in the UK was carried out in 2010 using an experimental set of methods. These included new ways of sampling and analysing data through the use of five social categories (sex/gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, citizenship and class) in intersection with each other. The research therefore contains both substantive findings on the topic of HIV-related discrimination and extensive reflections on methodology, in the hope of contributing to the improvement of the classification of people living with HIV in social-scientific research in the UK.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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