This book offers detailed ethnographic studies from Africa and the Caribbean to explain AIDS in a global and comparative third-world context. The essays move beyond medical or epidemiological models, explaining the epidemic in its economic, social, political, and historic contexts.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgments, PART ONE Introduction, The Anthropology of AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean, Sociocultural Aspects of AIDS in Africa: Occupational and Gender Issues, PART TWO Case Studies, AIDS in the Dominican Republic: Anthropological Reflections on the Social Nature of Disease, Community Organizing Around HIV Prevention in Rural Puerto Rico, AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Care in Cuba, AIDS in Uganda: The First Decade, Community Based Organizations in Uganda: A Youth Initiative, Female Genital Health and the Risk of HIV Transmission, The Point of View: Perspectives on AIDS in Uganda, PART THREE Policy Issues, The HIV Epidemic as a Development Issue, Placing Women at the Center of Analysis, AIDS from Africa: A Case of Racism Vs. Science? U.S. Aid to AIDS in Africa, PART FOUR Conclusion, AIDS: Body, Mind, and History, References, About the Book, About the Editors and Contributors, Index
George C. Bond is professor of anthropology and education at Teachers College and the Director of the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University. He is also a member of the International Advisory Committee of the HIV Center. John Kreniske is associate professor of anthropology at Hofstra University and research associate of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Ida Susser is professor of anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York. Joan Vincent is professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a member of t h e International Advisory Committee of the HIV Center.