Sexuality, Politics and AIDS in Brazil: In Another World?

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Providing a cross-cultural perspective on the social construction of AIDS in Brazil, this book presents research by authors who have a decades experience in AIDS activism and social research.\
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A dozen previously published essays argue that the western model is inadequate for understanding and dealing with HIV and AIDS in Brazil. They discuss the social construction of AIDS in Brazil and sexual culture and social representations, and include an extended personal perspective by Daniel, who has AIDS. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750701358
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Note on Translation and Language
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Social Construction of AIDS in Brazil 5
1 AIDS in Brazil 7
2 The Bankruptcy of the Models: Myths and Realities of AIDS in Brazil 33
3 The Third Epidemic: An Exercise in Solidarity 49
Pt. 2 Sexual Culture, Social Representations and HIV Transmission 63
4 'Within Four Walls': Brazilian Sexual Culture and HIV/AIDS 65
5 The Negotiation of Difference: Male Prostitution, Bisexual Behaviour and HIV Transmission 85
6 After AIDS: Changes in (Homo)sexual Behaviour 97
7 The Politics of AIDS Education in Brazil 115
Pt. 3 Living with AIDS: A Personal Perspective 129
8 News from Another Life 131
9 Above All, Life 135
10 From the Paralysis of Fear to the Response of Solidarity 145
11 You'll Never Forget Your First AZT 149
12 The Soul of a Citizen 153
Bibliography 155
Index 163
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