AIDS – A Cross Cultural Companion

ab 14,90 

David Pitt

ISBN 978-3-8258-7875-9
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2004
Seiten 248
Bindung broschiert
Reihe IUAES-Series

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-7875-9 Kategorien: ,


The book provides in encyclopediac form, key references on
the social context of the first pandemic of globalization.
Sources are first of all anthropological but also draw on
social sciences and beyond. The red thread is the
understanding of the cultural diversity relevant to the
pandemic in the many sub cultures identified by anthropology
as a essential background for more effective prevention. The
cultural diversity is much under researched, whilst the
explanation of the pandemic still remains rather obscure and
much action is obstructed by ubiquitous stereotypes. There
are many questions especially on the concentration of the
virus in Southern Africa and the links between immune
depression and poverty, war and environmental degradation.