Culture and Sexual Risk / Edition 1

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In Culture and Sexual Risk: Anthropological Perspectives on AIDS, Han ten Brummelhuis and Gilbert Herdt provide the intense examination of sexual risk and its cultural configurations heretofore missing from the AIDS literature. The chapters on Western gay men speak to the pressing methodological, conceptual, and theoretical needs in HIV / AIDS research and also the understanding and documentation of gay men's lives within the emerging corpus of lesbian and gay studies. The chapters on the Philippines, Brazil, Haiti, and Africa provide an understanding of the cultural, political, and economic contexts surrounding the transmission and prevention of HIV / AIDS in these cultures. This book addresses many controversial themes that have emerged over the last few years: the ethics of sex research, the role of Western anthropologists in developing nations, the role of heterosexuals in AIDS research, and the impact of AIDS on the discipline of anthropology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782884491310
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Anthropology in the Context of AIDS
About the Contributors
1 Culture, Poverty, and the Dynamics of HIV Transmission in Rural Haiti 3
2 Culture, Sex Research and AIDS Prevention in Africa 29
3 Vulnerability to HIV Infection Among Three Hill Tribes in Northern Thailand 53
4 Gender, Age and Class: Discourses on HIV Transmission and Control in Uganda 79
5 Sexuality, AIDS and Gender Norms Among Brazilian Teenagers 97
6 The Dynamics of Condom Use in Thai Sex Work with Farang Clients 115
7 Risky Business? Men Who Buy Heterosexual Sex in Spain 135
8 Sexual Negotiations: An Ethnographic Study of Men Who Have Sex with Men 157
9 Social Stress and Risky Sex Among Gay Men: An Additional Explanation for the Persistence of Unsafe Sex 183
10 Risk in Context: The Use of Sexual Diary Data to Analyse Homosexual Risk Behaviour 205
11 Talking About AIDS: Linguistic Perspectives on Non-Neutral Discourse 227
12 Disembodied Acts: On the Perverse Use of Sexual Categories in the Study of High-Risk Behaviour 241
13 The Social and Cultural Construction of Sexual Risk, or How to Have (Sex) Research in an Epidemic 257
14 Theory and Method in HIV Prevention: The Philippine Experience 271
15 Rethinking Anthropology: The Study of AIDS 285
16 Half-Way There: Anthropology and Intervention-Oriented AIDS Research in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa 315
Index 339
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