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Aids and Accusation : Haiti and the Geography of Blame (92 - Old Edition)

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Praise for the first edition:

"Farmer's 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

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? Anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers in the affirmative with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-331) and index.

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 Boston's Brigham and Women's 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:
9780520083431
Subtitle:
Haiti and the Geography of Blame
Author:
Farmer, Paul
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Health - General
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Political aspects
Subject:
Medical anthropology
Subject:
Aids
Subject:
Haiti Social conditions.
Subject:
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Subject:
Anthropology -- Haiti.
Subject:
Medical anthropology -- Haiti.
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
19930809
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
338
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? Anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers in the affirmative with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society.
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