Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A personal narrative: Living in Zambia in the midst of poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic
by Hartzell, Erin, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 111; 1466104
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to depict the author's experience and feelings about living in Zambia, with visits to Zimbabwe, where she lived and worked for nine months as a volunteer. The project was written in narrative form and portrays the author's feelings about living in another culture, being a white minority amongst an oppressed population, and how her experience moved her to continue to advocate for Africans as a social worker. Literature was reviewed about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, poverty in Africa, and social services in Africa to increase awareness behind the issues the author experienced while in Africa. The narrative was composed after reviewing six narratives and literature on writing an effective narrative. Social work implications and the impact of writing the narrative were also discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Public policy, Ethnic studies
Publication Number: 1466104
ISBN: 978-1-109-16388-9
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