how the ethnography of the migrant Mexican farm worker culture in Michigan camps can be employed to "discover" the discourse of this community, which, in turn, can then be employed to develop culture-appropriate education sessions.
Chapter 11 on ACT UP demonstrates the necessity of community based political activism in the face of the central authorities' resistance to meeting the needs of subcultural communities. Maxine Wolfe's historical narrative, from the point of view of an insider looking out, indicates that even what may appear as anarchy can further the democratization of society's response to AIDS when it is structured in a community based organization.
The concluding chapter draws on the common lessons of each of the preceding studies to develop policy implications and a theoretical model of community based organizations. Noted as particularly important are the social context, the relationship to the central authorities, and the agents of change. The latter develop the community based organization and, as members of that organization, engage in outreach to fellow community members, employing their language and cultural milieu in an attempt to change their norms. The contribution of this work to social science is also discussed.
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