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First interview with Lucinda, 16-17, Asian/Indian Sub-continent, working class, no religion. Women, Risk and AIDS Project, London, 1989. Original version including field notes. (Ref: LJH18)
datasetposted on 16.10.2020, 15:28 by Rachel Thomson
This interview is part of the Women, Risk and Aids Project (1989-90) archive which was created as part of the Reanimating Data Project (2018-20).
Original transcript of an interview with Lucinda, who is planning on going to college to work in the travel industry. She has had a difficult time lately - going through an abortion and the death of a friend - but seems determined not to let anything else rock her boat too much. Family life is often tricky, as she is trying to balance her parents cultural and religious values with tobacco, alcohol use and going out with boys. Lucinda is also ambivalent about her own Muslim heritage, but wants to hold on to her Indian background - she fears she has become 'too westernised'. She is the oldest of three siblings and finds this hard sometimes. Her sex education was quite good, though she notes a difference between older and younger teachers and feels there is a clash of expectation with the older generation. She's worried about the risk of AIDs, and is adamant on condom use in her sexual relationships.
FriendshipAbortionFamily lifeParent attitudeCultural valuesWestern valuesPregnancyRegretRelationship breakdownAIDS diseaseAIDS educationCondom usePublic health campaignHomosexualityHomophobiaControlTraditional valuesCustoms and traditionsSafe sexConsentSexual consentSexually transmitted diseaseRiskVirginityFirst sexTobaccoCigarettesRecreational drug useResponsibilitySibling relationshipPart time workEmploymentAspirationsExamsCareerSex educationMoral valuesGenderTraditional gender rolesStudents (College)Tertiary educationVocational educationAsian/Indian Sub-continentWorking classNo religion