Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence / Edition 2

Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence / Edition 2

by Paul Farmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567513468

ISBN-13: 9781567513462

Pub. Date: 09/20/2011

Publisher: Common Courage Press

"Moving beyond a simple biomedical model, this book compels us to view AIDS in women in a wholly new way, as an inescapable even in lives devalued by the forces of poverty, racism and sexism. This extraordinary multidisciplinary effort should serve as the guidebook for those who want to understand how AIDS has become a leading killer of young women in a mere decade

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"Moving beyond a simple biomedical model, this book compels us to view AIDS in women in a wholly new way, as an inescapable even in lives devalued by the forces of poverty, racism and sexism. This extraordinary multidisciplinary effort should serve as the guidebook for those who want to understand how AIDS has become a leading killer of young women in a mere decade." — Deborah Cotton, M.D. This second edition of the groundbreaking Women, Poverty and AIDS reviews the massive epidemic sweeping Sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the Third World. As Dr. Joia Mukherjee reveals, the unfolding tragedy is a double one: drugs could be saving lives but are made unavailable while millions die.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567513462
Publisher:
Common Courage Press
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Pages:
525
Sales rank:
816,775
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to Series in Health and Social Justice
Pt. IRethinking AIDS: Locating Poor Women1
Ch. 1Women, Poverty, and AIDS3
Ch. 2A Global Perspective39
Ch. 3Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence91
Ch. 4Women and HIV Infection125
Pt. IIRereading AIDS: Examining Claims of Causality145
Ch. 5Rereading Social Science147
Ch. 6Rereading Public Health207
Ch. 7Rereading Clinical Medicine245
Pt. IIIReconceptualizing Care: Pragmatic Solidarity277
Ch. 8Confronting Obstacles279
Ch. 9Making Common Cause299
Endnotes331
Appendix: Glossary361
Bibliography371
Index457
About the Editors474

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