Histories of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Milton Lewis Philip Setel Maryinez Lyons
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In a series of case studies of sexually transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS from around Africa, contributors examine the social, cultural, and political-economic bases of risk, transmission, and response to epidemic disease. This book brings together major contributions to the historical study of epidemic disease in developing countries and considers how particular constellations of cultural, social, political, and economic factors in different countries have affected the historical patterns of disease and collective (official and community) response to them. This book is a companion volume to Sex, Disease, and Society: A Comparative History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (Greenwood, 1997). From this endeavor to provide insight into the conjunctions and disjunctions between the histories of STDs and the AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa certain common issues have emerged. These include medical ambiguity and epidemiologic diversity; cultural change; racism; gender, labor migration, and economic instability; and the practice of biomedicine and epidemiology in African contexts. All of these factors are embedded in the colonial legacy and post-colonial political economic conditions across the continent.
Inhoudsopgave
Introduction: Comparative Histories of STDs and HIV/AIDS in Africa by Philip Setel Sex, Disease, and Culture Change in Ghana by Deborah Pellow Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS in Cote d'Ivoire by Jeanne-Marie Amat-Roze A History of STDs and AIDS in Senegal--Difficulties in Accounting for 'Social Logics' in Health Policy by Charles Becker and Rene Collignon Medicine and Morality: A Review of Responses to Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Uganda Over the 20th Century by Maryinez Lyons Local Histories of STDs and AIDS in Western and Northern Tanzania by Philip Setel Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Colonial Malawi by Wiseman Chijere Chirwa The Social, Cultural, and Epidemiological History of STDs in Zambia by Bryan T. Callahan and Virginia Bond The Management of Venereal Disease in a Settler Society: Colonial Zimbabwe, 1900 to 1930 by Jock McCulloch The Origins of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century South Africa and the Development of Racially Segregated Approaches to Treatment by Karen Jochelson Bibliographies Illustrations
Review
"This second volume is powerful in the facts that are presented. The contributors have done a magnificent job in giving the reader and insight into a topic "that touches upon core themes and values of any social system: sexuality and the conditions of social reproduction....These are highly researched chapters that provide a wealth of information about STD's and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharian Africa....This is a must book for all libraries in Africa and a highly recommended book for academic libraries throughout the world."-AIDS Book Review Journal "It maintains the high standards of its predecessor..."-Population Studies "For those who seek a starting point to understand how the past has influenced the present, the quality is high."-Venereology "The collection broadens discussion of STDs and AIDS by treating such themes as racism, gender, labor migration, economic instability, and the practice of biomedicine and epidemiology in Africa."-The International Journal of African Historical Studies "The book provides a wealth of information, and clearly offers important insights to researchers and practicioners struggling to understand and prevent the further spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the beginning of the 21st century....The book is highly recommended for anyone trying to understand and/or contribute to curb the present day STD, HIV/AIDS epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa."-Adolescent Reproductive Health Network Newsletter ?For those who seek a starting point to understand how the past has influenced the present, the quality is high.?-Venereology ?The collection broadens discussion of STDs and AIDS by treating such themes as racism, gender, labor migration, economic instability, and the practice of biomedicine and epidemiology in Africa.?-The International Journal of African Historical Studies ?This second volume is powerful in the facts that are presented. The contributors have done a magnificent job in giving the reader and insight into a topic "that touches upon core themes and values of any social system: sexuality and the conditions of social reproduction....These are highly researched chapters that provide a wealth of information about STD's and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharian Africa....This is a must book for all libraries in Africa and a highly recommended book for academic libraries throughout the world.?-AIDS Book Review Journal ?It maintains the high standards of its predecessor...?-Population Studies ?The book provides a wealth of information, and clearly offers important insights to researchers and practicioners struggling to understand and prevent the further spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the beginning of the 21st century....The book is highly recommended for anyone trying to understand and/or contribute to curb the present day STD, HIV/AIDS epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa.?-Adolescent Reproductive Health Network Newsletter
Productdetails
Uitgavejaar 1999
ISBN 9780313297151
Verschijningsdatum 30 apr. 1999
Omvang 280
Auteur(s) Milton Lewis Philip Setel Maryinez Lyons
Bindwijze Gebonden
Taal Engels

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