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AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame

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In the years since the end of apartheid, South Africans have enjoyed a progressive constitution, considerable access to social services for the poor and sick, and a booming economy that has made their nation into one of the wealthiest on the continent. At the same time, South Africa experiences extremely unequal income distribution, and its citizens suffer the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu has noted, andldquo;AIDS is South Africaandrsquo;s new apartheid.andrdquo;

In Ancestors and Antiretrovirals, Claire Laurier Decoteau backs up Tutuandrsquo;s assertion with powerful arguments about how this came to pass. Decoteau traces the historical shifts in health policy after apartheid and describes their effects, detailing, in particular, the changing relationship between biomedical and indigenous health care, both at the national and the local level. Decoteau tells this story from the perspective of those living with and dying from AIDS in Johannesburgandrsquo;s squatter camps. At the same time, she exposes the complex and often contradictory ways that the South African government has failed to balance the demands of neoliberal capital with the considerable health needs of its population.

Synopsis:

Does the scientific “theory” that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the United States rather than from hard evidence? Award-winning author and anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society. First published in 1992 this new edition has been updated and a new preface added.

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Praise for the first edition:

“Farmers sensitive exploration of the lives and deaths of the people at [the village of] Do Kay give his study a distinctly human face and an emotional edge.... The book is at the same time fiercely personal and coldly objective. The result is both moving and illuminating.”— Science

“Farmer renders a richly layered and nuanced ethnographic portrait.”— Harvard Educational Review

“This superbly crafted volume is dedicated to explaining and refuting a popular U.S. belief that AIDS came to the United States from Haiti. . . . Farmer has made an outstanding scholarly contribution to the ‘anthropology of suffering, the assessment of illness as perceived and experienced by a patient embedded in an interlocking fabric of culture and history.”— Medical Anthropology Quarterly

About the Author

Paul Farmer, the Presley Professor at Harvard Medical School, is founding director of Partners In Health and Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at Bostons Brigham and Womens Hospital. Among his books are Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California, 2003).

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2006 Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Introduction

Part I: Misfortunes without Number

2 The Water Refugees

3 The Remembered Valley

4 The Alexis Advantage: The Retaking of Kay

5 The Struggle for Health

6 1986 and After: Narrative Truth and Political Change

Part II: AIDS Comes to a Haitian Village

7 Manno

8 Anita

9 Dieudonné

10 "A Place Ravaged by AIDS"

Part III: The Exotic and the Mundane: HIV in Haiti

11 A Chronology of the AIDS/HIV Epidemic in Haiti

12 HIV in Haiti: The Dimensions of the Problem

13 Haiti and the "Accepted Risk Factors"

14 AIDS in the Caribbean: The "West Atlantic Pandemic"

Part IV: AIDS, History, Political Economy

15 Many Masters: The European Domination of Haiti

16 The Nineteenth Century: One Hundred Years of Solitude

17 The United States and the People with History

Part V: AIDS and Accusation

18 AIDS and Sorcery: Accusation in the Village

19 AIDS and Racism: Accusation in the Center

20 AIDS and Empire: Accusation in the Periphery

21 Blame, Cause, Etiology, and Accusation

22 Conclusion: AIDS and an Anthropology of Suffering

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520248397
Author:
Farmer, Paul
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Farmer, Paul, M.D.
Author:
Decoteau, Claire Laurier
Subject:
AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Medical anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- Haiti.
Subject:
Medical anthropology -- Haiti.
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 halftones, 7 tables
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 18 oz

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Does the scientific “theory” that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the United States rather than from hard evidence? Award-winning author and anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society. First published in 1992 this new edition has been updated and a new preface added.
"Synopsis" by ,
Praise for the first edition:

“Farmers sensitive exploration of the lives and deaths of the people at [the village of] Do Kay give his study a distinctly human face and an emotional edge.... The book is at the same time fiercely personal and coldly objective. The result is both moving and illuminating.”— Science

“Farmer renders a richly layered and nuanced ethnographic portrait.”— Harvard Educational Review

“This superbly crafted volume is dedicated to explaining and refuting a popular U.S. belief that AIDS came to the United States from Haiti. . . . Farmer has made an outstanding scholarly contribution to the ‘anthropology of suffering, the assessment of illness as perceived and experienced by a patient embedded in an interlocking fabric of culture and history.”— Medical Anthropology Quarterly

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