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HIV and AIDS in Africa

Susan Craddock Jayati Ghosh Ezekiel Kalipent Joseph R. Oppong
Price: $ 29.95

"This groundbreaking volume draws on a broad array of methodologies and disciplines to bring into relief the social and economic forces that have made AIDS the leading infectious cause of young adult death globally. Rejecting fashionable explanations of AIDS in Africa, this book reveals such explanations to be rooted in racism, victim-blaming, disciplinary blindness, and shoddy research.

Meticulously documented, HIV and AIDS in Africa is a treasure trove of information ¿ just what many policymakers, epidemiologists, and clinicians need to hear, whether we want to or not. But the book deserves a far wider audience. For ¿any interventions that fail to address the broader issues of African social and economic life,¿ as one of this fine volume¿s contributors predicts, ¿are bound to fail." Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology is a collection that seeks to further our understanding of AIDS by shifting the predominant understandings generated by biomedical and epidemiological research.

Brings together international contributors---including often overlooked African scholars and activists---from across the social sciences to examine HIV and AIDS from angles previously unexplored.
-By presenting on-the-ground evidence and ethnographic cases, emphasizes that HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa is a complex and regionally specific phenomenon rooted in local economies, deepening poverty, migration, gender, war, global economies, and cultural politics.
-Recognizes that AIDS in Africa cannot be stemmed until social, gender, and economic inequities are addressed in meaningful ways.

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