New PDF release: AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social

By Daniel Jordan Smith

ISBN-10: 022610866X

ISBN-13: 9780226108667

ISBN-10: 022610883X

ISBN-13: 9780226108834

AIDS and Africa are indelibly associated in renowned realization, yet regardless of frequent knowledge of the epidemic, a lot of the tale continues to be hidden underneath a superficial specialise in condoms, intercourse staff, and antiretrovirals. Africa will get misplaced during this equation, Daniel Jordan Smith argues, remodeled right into a mere car to provide an explanation for AIDS, and in AIDS Doesn’t convey Its Face, he deals a robust reversal, utilizing AIDS as a lens wherein to view Africa.

Drawing on two decades of fieldwork in Nigeria, Smith tells a narrative of dramatic social adjustments, ones implicated within the related inequalities that still issue into neighborhood perceptions approximately AIDS—inequalities of gender, new release, and social category. Nigerians, he indicates, view either social inequality and the presence of AIDS in ethical phrases, as different types of moral failure. blending ethnographies that describe lifestyle with pointed analyses of public overall healthiness interventions, he demonstrates simply how robust those paired anxieties—medical and social—are, and the way the area may well greater alleviate them via a extra delicate realizing in their relationship.

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