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Everyday Aids Practices

Sandra Teresa Hyde

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780520252233
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941021 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0007
Everyday Aids Practices

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This chapter examines HIV as a spatialized disease, identified with communities at the borderlands along China's multiethnic southern frontier during the late-socialist period. It shows how political subjectivity and everyday practices of surveillance and implementation of public health policies not only link local, national, and global interventions in China's HIV crisis, but how they also inscribe the sovereignty of the state onto subjects in the borderlands. The chapter provides brief histories on the question of sovereignty and on the social epidemiology of HIV in southwest China, exploring four narratives of the everyday AIDS practices of state actors and their political subjectivity.

Keywords: HIV; borderlands; China; political subjectivity; public health policies; sovereignty; social epidemiology

Chapter.  12784 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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