AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean

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Overview


This book offers detailed ethnographic studies from Africa and the Caribbean to explain AIDS in a global and comparative third-world context. The essays move beyond medical or epidemiological models, explaining the epidemic in its economic, social, political, and historic contexts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813328799
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 234
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author


George C. Bond is professor of anthropology and education at Teachers College and the director of the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University. John Kreniske is associate professor of anthropology at Hofstra University and research associate of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Ida Susser is professor of anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York. Joan Vincent is professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the HIV Center. George C. Bond is professor of anthropology and education at Teachers College and the director of the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University. John Kreniske is associate professor of anthropology at Hofstra University and research associate of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Ida Susser is professor of anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York. Joan Vincent is professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the HIV Center. George C. Bond is professor of anthropology and education at Teachers College and the director of the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University. John Kreniske is associate professor of anthropology at Hofstra University and research associate of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Ida Susser is professor of anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York. Joan Vincent is professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the HIV Center. George C. Bond is professor of anthropology and education at Teachers College and the director of the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University. John Kreniske is associate professor of anthropology at Hofstra University and research associate of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Ida Susser is professor of anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York. Joan Vincent is professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the HIV Center.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Anthropology of AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean 3
2 Sociocultural Aspects of AIDS in Africa: Occupational and Gender Issues 11
3 AIDS in the Dominican Republic: Anthropological Reflections on the Social Nature of Disease 33
4 Community Organizing Around HIV Prevention in Rural Puerto Rico 51
5 AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Care in Cuba 65
6 AIDS in Uganda: The First Decade 85
7 Community Based Organizations in Uganda: A Youth Initiative 99
8 Female Genital Health and the Risk of HIV Transmission 115
9 The Point of View: Perspectives on AIDS in Uganda 131
10 The HIV Epidemic as a Development Issue 149
11 Placing Women at the Center of Analysis 159
12 AIDS from Africa: A Case of Racism Vs. Science? 165
13 U.S. Aid to AIDS in Africa 181
14 AIDS: Body, Mind, and History 191
References 195
About the Book 219
About the Editors and Contributors 221
Index 225
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