Culture and Sexual Risk: Anthropological Perspectives on AIDS

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Han ten Brummelhuis, Gilbert H. Herdt
Psychology Press, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 355 pages
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In Culture and Sexual Risk: Anthropological Perspectives on AIDS, Han ten Brummelhuis and Gilbert Herdt provide the intense examination of sexual risk and its cultural configurations heretofore missing from the AIDS literature. The chapters on Western gay men speak to the pressing methodological, conceptual, and theoretical needs in HIV / AIDS research and also the understanding and documentation of gay men's lives within the emerging corpus of lesbian and gay studies. The chapters on the Philippines, Brazil, Haiti, and Africa provide an understanding of the cultural, political, and economic contexts surrounding the transmission and prevention of HIV / AIDS in these cultures.
This book addresses many controversial themes that have emerged over the last few years: the ethics of sex research, the role of Western anthropologists in developing nations, the role of heterosexuals in AIDS research, and the impact of AIDS on the discipline of anthropology.
 

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Contents

Culture Poverty and the Dynamics of
5
Culture Sex Research and AIDS Prevention in Africa
29
Vulnerability to HIV Infection Among Three Hill
53
CONTEXTUALIZING SEXUAL RISK
79
Sexuality AIDS and Gender Norms Among
97
The Dynamics of Condom Use in Thai Sex Work
115
Risky Business? Men Who Buy Heterosexual
135
Part HI SEXUAL RISK AMONG WESTERN GAY
157
Risk in Context The Use of Sexual Diary Data
205
Linguistic Perspectives
227
THE STUDY OF CULTURE AND SEXUAL RISK
241
The Social and Cultural Construction of Sexual Risk
257
The Study of AIDS
285
Anthropology and Intervention
315
Index
339
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