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Title Culture and sexual risk : anthropological perspectives on AIDS / edited by Han ten Brummelhuis and Gilbert Herdt
Published Australia ; United States : Gordon and Breach Publishers, [1995]


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Description xxvii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction - Anthropology in the Context of AIDS / Han ten Brummelhuis and Gilbert Herdt -- 1. Culture, Poverty, and the Dynamics of HIV Transmission in Rural Haiti / Paul Farmer -- 2. Culture, Sex Research and AIDS Prevention in Africa / Brooke Grundfest Schoepf -- 3. Vulnerability to HIV Infection Among Three Hill Tribes in Northern Thailand / Cornelia Ann Kammerer, Otome Klein Hutheesing, Ralana Maneeprasert and Patricia V. Symonds -- 4. Gender, Age and Class: Discourses on HIV Transmission and Control in Uganda / Christine Obbo -- 5. Sexuality, AIDS and Gender Norms Among Brazilian Teenagers / Vera Paiva -- 6. The Dynamics of Condom Use in Thai Sex Work with Farang Clients / Carla van Kerkwijk -- 7. Risky Business? Men Who Buy Heterosexual Sex in Spain / Angie Hart -- 8. Sexual Negotiations: An Ethnographic Study of Men Who Have Sex with Men / Benny Henriksson and Sven Axel Mansson -- 9. Social Stress and Risky Sex Among Gay Men: An Additional Explanation for the Persistence of Unsafe Sex / John Vincke and Ralph Bolton -- 10. Risk in Context: The Use of Sexual Diary Data to Analyse Homosexual Risk Behaviour / Anthony P. M. Coxon and N. H. Coxon -- 11. Talking About AIDS: Linguistic Perspectives on Non-Neutral Discourse / William L. Leap -- 12. Disembodied Acts: On the Perverse Use of Sexual Categories in the Study of High-Risk Behaviour / Michael C. Clatts -- 13. The Social and Cultural Construction of Sexual Risk, or How to Have (Sex) Research in an Epidemic / Richard G. Parker -- 14. Theory and Method in HIV Prevention: The Philippine Experience / Michael Lim Tan -- 15. Rethinking Anthropology: The Study of AIDS / Ralph Bolton -- 16. Half-Way There: Anthropology and Intervention-Oriented AIDS Research in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa / E. M. Preston-Whyte
Summary 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
Notes "originated during a University of Amsterdam conference organized as a satellite of the VIIth International Conference on Aids in Amsterdam in July 1992". Conference was called "Culture, sexual behavior and AIDS"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) -- Risk factors.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
AIDS (Disease) -- Transmission.
Gay men.
Interpersonal relations.
Medical anthropology.
Risk-taking (Psychology)
Safe sex in AIDS prevention.
Sex customs.
Sexual ethics.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- transmission.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Sexual Behavior.
Author Brummelhuis, Han ten.
Herdt, Gilbert H., 1949-
LC no. 95223554
ISBN 2884491309
2884491317 (paperback)
Other Titles Culture, sexual behavior and AIDS