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

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Overview

“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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567513462
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 525
  • Sales rank: 720,676
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard medical School and Founding Director of Partners in Health. The subject of a just released biography by Tracy Kidder, Farmer is the author of The Uses of Haiti, Infections and Inequalities, and AIDS and Accusation. Greg Bates is Publisher at Common Courage Press.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction to Series in Health and Social Justice
Pt. I Rethinking AIDS: Locating Poor Women 1
Ch. 1 Women, Poverty, and AIDS 3
Ch. 2 A Global Perspective 39
Ch. 3 Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence 91
Ch. 4 Women and HIV Infection 125
Pt. II Rereading AIDS: Examining Claims of Causality 145
Ch. 5 Rereading Social Science 147
Ch. 6 Rereading Public Health 207
Ch. 7 Rereading Clinical Medicine 245
Pt. III Reconceptualizing Care: Pragmatic Solidarity 277
Ch. 8 Confronting Obstacles 279
Ch. 9 Making Common Cause 299
Endnotes 331
Appendix: Glossary 361
Bibliography 371
Index 457
About the Editors 474
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