AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, Updated with a New Preface / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Does the scientific “theory” that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the United States rather than from hard evidence? Award-winning author and anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society. First published in 1992 this new edition has been updated and a new preface added.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Series:||Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Paul Farmer, the Presley Professor at Harvard Medical School, is founding director of Partners
In Health and Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health
Inequalities at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Among his books are Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California, 2003).
Table of Contents
Preface to the 2006 EditionPreface to the First Edition
IntroductionPart I: Misfortunes without Number2 The Water Refugees3 The Remembered Valley4 The Alexis Advantage: The Retaking of Kay5 The Struggle for Health6 1986 and After: Narrative Truth and Political ChangePart II: AIDS Comes to a Haitian Village7 Manno8 Anita9 Dieudonné10 "A Place Ravaged by AIDS"Part III: The Exotic and the Mundane: HIV in Haiti11 A Chronology of the AIDS/HIV Epidemic in Haiti12 HIV in Haiti: The Dimensions of the Problem13 Haiti and the "Accepted Risk Factors"14 AIDS in the Caribbean: The "West Atlantic Pandemic"Part IV: AIDS, History, Political Economy15 Many Masters: The European Domination of Haiti16 The Nineteenth Century: One Hundred Years of Solitude17 The United States and the People with HistoryPart V: AIDS and Accusation18 AIDS and Sorcery: Accusation in the Village19 AIDS and Racism: Accusation in the Center20 AIDS and Empire: Accusation in the Periphery21 Blame, Cause, Etiology, and Accusation22 Conclusion: AIDS and an Anthropology of SufferingNotesBibliography