SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 número43Arguing with the incest taboo? the case of "distorted cognitions" about child sexualityApartheid's lost attachments (1): on psychoanalytic reading practice índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados



Links relacionados

  • Em processo de indexaçãoCitado por Google
  • Em processo de indexaçãoSimilares em Google


Psychology in Society

versão On-line ISSN 2309-8708
versão impressa ISSN 1015-6046


VAN DER RIET, Mary. Working with historicity: tracing shifts in contraceptive use in the activity system of sex over time. Psychol. Soc. [online]. 2012, n.43, pp.23-39. ISSN 2309-8708.

Sexual activity, sexuality and responses to HIV and AIDS in a rural context in South Africa were studied using a cultural-historical activity theory framework. Activity theory directs the focus onto activity and emphasises the importance of an historical perspective for understanding current preventative practices. Qualitative data were generated from interviews and focus groups with 45 male and female participants between 10 and 71 years of age. An activity system analysis illustrated critical historical changes in a mediational artefact (the form of contraception) in sexual activity. The shift from intercrural sex to the use of the injectable contraceptive set up particular conditions for condom use in response to HIV and AIDS

Palavras-chave : Cultural-historical activity theory; historicity; HIV; injectable contraception; condom use.

        · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons