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Qualitative SociologyPutting Risk in Perspective is a powerful, thought-provoking book that examines one of the most challenging problems confronting young black female Americans today—their increasing risk of infection from HIV.
White's book does succeed on many levels. First, it points to the importance of the relative meaning of the risk. Secondly, she bases her analyses largely on the assumption that racial identity and social class affect sexual and reproductive behavior. Third, her research provides compelling evidence that efforts to reduce "poverty and inequality would immediately diminish the new cases of HIV infection among young women who are poor."
— Carrie E. Foote-Ardah