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AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Edited by Douglas A. Feldman

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032535
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032535.001.0001
AIDS, Culture, and Africa

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Too often, approaches to dealing with the problems posed by the spread of HIV have been one dimensional, with the assumption that what works in one place will work in another. This book includes chapters representing a range of original ideas, methodologies, and suggestions that contribute to the field of AIDS research, both in Africa and beyond. The chapters examine such issues as HIV transmission, condom use, sexual patterns, male circumcision, political factors, gender, poverty, and behavioral change. The book features the research of those working in different countries in Africa, with different communities within those countries, and with different age, class, religious, and ethnic groups within those communities. These previously unpublished chapters also address the need for a greater anthropological perspective in the increasingly medicalized and politicized study of HIV and AIDS. As a whole, they pave the way for a deeper cultural understanding necessary to effectively reverse the catastrophic growth of HIV/AIDS on the continent.

Keywords: HIV; AIDS; Africa; sexual patterns; communities; HIV transmission; AIDS research

Book.  312 pages. 

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