The Political Economy of AIDS

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Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book examines the political and economic forces that have shaped the worldwide AIDS pandemic in order to promote more effective responses and actions.
Purpose: The purpose is to encourage society-level, rather than individual-level, responses to the AIDS epidemic based on the premise that AIDS and other epidemics cannot be effectively addressed without broad social change. This premise and the arguments in its support are clearly presented through a series of contributed chapters.
Audience: There is no specific audience targeted by the editor, but it appears to be written for social scientists and policy makers. The editor and the various contributors are credible authorities in their fields.
Features: There is very scant use of charts, graphs, and tables throughout the book with considerable variation from one chapter to another. The index is quite thin but the table of contents is adequate.
Assessment: This book addresses an interesting and important premise, and it sheds light on the social nature of health and illness. It argues that epidemics — such as the worldwide pandemic of HIV infection — cannot be effectively addressed by individual-based approaches alone. The book reinforces this message through different social perspectives on the AIDS epidemic and leaves the reader thinking more broadly about health and illness in general, and appropriate responses to the AIDS epidemic in particular. This book would be an interesting addition to most health science libraries.
Bernard J. Turnock
This book examines the political and economic forces that have shaped the worldwide AIDS pandemic in order to promote more effective responses and actions. The purpose is to encourage society-level, rather than individual-level, responses to the AIDS epidemic based on the premise that AIDS and other epidemics cannot be effectively addressed without broad social change. This premise and the arguments in its support are clearly presented through a series of contributed chapters. There is no specific audience targeted by the editor, but it appears to be written for social scientists and policy makers. The editor and the various contributors are credible authorities in their fields. There is very scant use of charts, graphs, and tables throughout the book with considerable variation from one chapter to another. The index is quite thin but the table of contents is adequate. This book addresses an interesting and important premise, and it sheds light on the social nature of health and illness. It argues that epidemics -- such as the worldwide pandemic of HIV infection -- cannot be effectively addressed by individual-based approaches alone. The book reinforces this message through different social perspectives on the AIDS epidemic and leaves the reader thinking more broadly about health and illness in general, and appropriate responses to the AIDS epidemic in particular. This book would be an interesting addition to most health science libraries.
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In ten articles, researchers in the field use a political economic perspective to analyze the epidemic in diverse settings and to challenge popular misunderstanding and conventional ideas about the spread of and impact of AIDS. Their goal is to widen the field of vision from the stories of human suffering and resistance to public health systems, community health workers, and health social sciences. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. I Understanding Epidemics in Political Economic Context 1
Ch. 1 Forging a Political Economy of AIDS 3
Ch. 2 Images of Catastrophe: The Making of an Epidemic 33
Sect. II Gender, Ethnicity and Class in AIDS Risk in the Inner-City 59
Ch. 3 Articulating Personal Experience and Political Economy in the AIDS Epidemic: The Case of Carlos Torres 61
Ch. 4 Love, Jealousy, and Unsafe Sex among Inner-City Women 75
Ch. 5 Multiple Racial/Ethnic Subordination and HIV among Drug Injectors 105
Sect. III The Struggle for Care among People with HIV/AIDS 129
Ch. 6 Medical Access for Injecting Drug Users 131
Ch. 7 The Political Economy of Caregiving for People with HIV/AIDS 149
Sect. IV AIDS in the Third World 167
Ch. 8 The Political Ecology of AIDS in Africa 169
Ch. 9 More than Money for Your Labor. Migration and the Political Economy of AIDS in Lesotho 185
Ch. 10 Political Economy and Cultural Logics of HIV/AIDS among the Hmong in Northern Thailand 205
Conclusion 227
Contributors 229
Name Index 233
Topic Index 235
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