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Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence
The face of AIDS is increasingly that of a woman: in some regions, women already constitute the majority of those infected. This book overviews the status of women in the global AIDS pandemic, and analyzes large-scale economic, political, and cultural forces that continue to place millions of women at increased risk for HIV infection. Case studies; charts; glossary; ...more
Paperback, 473 pages
Published 1996 by Common Courage Press
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Oct 17, 2007 Chloë Waters is currently reading it
Recommends it for: anyone in the health field studying women, AIDS, or poverty.
So far I have just read some chunks of this book, but not the whole book. I have been impressed at how it aims to look for the gaps in our knowledge and research up until now about women and poverty in the context of AIDS. It's one of the first books or articles I've read that brings up (although briefly) the huge lack in consideration of lesbian and HIV/AIDS. It's written in an inspiring way.
Paul Farmer is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School and Founding Director of Partners In Health. Among his books are Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues (1999), The Uses of Haiti (1994), and AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame (1992). Farmer is the winner of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award and the Margaret Mead Award for his contributions ...more