Culture and AIDS

Synopsis

"This collection is a serious attempt to explore the relationship between cultural content and the form AIDS takes in different cultural settings. Written mostly by anthropologists, these essays examine different cultural areas and AIDS: central Africa (Rwanda), New York City, Houston, and London. In addition, articles address topics such as stigmatization of AIDS victims by the press; language and AIDS; class variations in the delivery of social services as experienced by gay and bisexual men in New York City; and homophobia and AIDS. The volume is a valuable addition to the social-anthropological literature on AIDS and should be useful to professionals and for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses dealing with sociocultural aspects of AIDS." Choice

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • S. C. McCombie
  • Michael D. Quam
  • Douglas A. Feldman
  • Christopher C. Taylor
  • Paul Farmer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1990