ISBN-10:
0821416898
ISBN-13:
2900821416890
Pub. Date:
03/22/2006
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
African AIDS Epidemic: A History / Edition 1

African AIDS Epidemic: A History / Edition 1

by John Iliffe

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Overview

African AIDS Epidemic: A History / Edition 1

This book is aimed initially at students who want to study the history of the Aids epidemic but who currently have no starting point from which to enter the vast and often technical literature. Other readers will also find it a helpful introduction to a subject of immense contemporary importance.

Professor Iliffe has forty years experience of teaching in Africa and Britain. His books on modern African history are renowned. This book uses medical, anthropological and eye-witness sources but assumes no prior knowledge. This is an accessible book on the most terrible catastrophe of modern times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900821416890
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Iliffe is a professor of modern history in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. John’s College. He is the author of Africans: The History of a Continent and The African Poor: A History.

Table of Contents

Mapsvii
Prefaceviii
Abbreviationsix
1Intentions1
2Origins3
3Epidemic in Western Equatorial Africa10
4The Drive to the East19
5The Conquest of the South33
6The Penetration of the West48
7Causation: A Synthesis58
8Responses from Above65
9Views from Below80
10NGOs & the Evolution of Care98
11Death & the Household112
12The Epidemic Matures126
13Containment138
14Conclusion158
Notes160
Further Reading202
Index209
Maps
1Western Equatorial Africa11
2Eastern Africa20
3Southern Africa34
4West Africa50

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