1st Edition

The Political Economy of AIDS

ISBN 9780415783989
Published January 30, 2019 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

Features a collection of seven research-based articles on AIDS. This work seeks to cut through popular misunderstanding and conventional ideas about the spread and impact of AIDS by employing a political economic perspective in the analysis of the epidemic in diverse settings.

Table of Contents


Section I: Understanding Epidemics in Political Economic Context
 Chapter 1 The Political Economy of AIDS: An Introduction Merrill Singer

 Chapter 2 Images of Catastrophe: The Making of an Epidemic Shirley Lindenbaum

Section II: Gender, Ethnicity and Class in AIDS Risk in the Inner-City
 Chapter 3 Articulating Personal Experience and Political Economy in the  AIDS Epidemic: The Case of Carlos Torres Merrill Singer

 Chapter 4 Love, Jealousy, and Unsafe Sex among Inner-City Women: Social and Psychocultural Mediators of Political Economy's Impact on AIDS Risk Perception E. J. Sobo

 Chapter 5 Multiple Racial/Ethnic Subordination and HIV among Drug Users Samuel R. Friedman, Benny Jose, Bruce Stepherson, Alan Neaigus, Marjorie Goldstein, Pat Mota, Richard Curtis,
and Gilbert Ildefonso

Section III: The Struggle for Care Among People with HIV/AIDS
 Chapter 6 Medical Access for Injecting Drug Users Russell Rockwell, Samuel R. Friedman, Jo L. Sotheran, and Don Des Jarlais

 Chapter 7 The Political Economy of  Caregiving for People with AIDS Anthony J. Lemelle and Charlene Harrington

Section IV: AIDS In The Third World
 Chapter 8 The Political Ecology of AIDS in Africa Meredith Turshen

 Chapter 9 More than Money for Your Labor. Migration and the Political Economy of AIDS in Lesotho Nancy Romero-Daza and David Himmelgreen

 Chapter 10 Political Economy and Cultural Logics of HIV/AIDS among the Hmong in Northern Thailand Patricia V. Symonds


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