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HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone

Adia Benton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692422
eISBN:
9781452950693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a decade long civil war. Seeking international attention and development aid, its government faced a dilemma. Though devastated by conflict, Sierra Leone had a low ... More


Organizing against HIV in China

Tiantian Zheng

in Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691999
eISBN:
9781452952499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691999.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 5 illustrates the community building in AIDS organizations, the goals and strategies for promoting health and social activism by these AIDS organizations, and the effectiveness and outcome of ... More


The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

David Caron

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691753
eISBN:
9781452949581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV, and over 30 states have laws criminalizing HIV nondisclosure and/or exposure. As more people continue to be infected (at a rate ... More


If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The AIDS epidemic soured the memory of the sexual revolution and gay liberation of the 1970s, and prominent politicians, commentators, and academics instructed gay men to forget the sexual cultures ... More


Introduction: HIV Exceptionalism in Sierra Leone: Christiana’s Story

Adia Benton

in HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692422
eISBN:
9781452950693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The book opens with a case study of a woman who died specifically from “not AIDS.” The argument of the book is primarily that the collection of HIV interventions that aim to mitigate the effects of ... More


The HIV Industry in Postwar Sierra Leone

Adia Benton

in HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692422
eISBN:
9781452950693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1 describes the “topography” of HIV programming in Freetown and the range of theoretical and conceptual tools for developing a map of the program terrain and its key actors.


Exceptional Life, Exceptional Suffering: Enumerating HIV’s Truths

Adia Benton

in HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692422
eISBN:
9781452950693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2 explains how ideas about Sierra Leone’s civil war and various accounting practice (techniques of enumeration and stories of suffering) are produced and circulated about the epidemic in ... More


The Imperative to Talk: Disclosure and Its Preoccupations

Adia Benton

in HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692422
eISBN:
9781452950693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3 highlights practices of HIV disclosure and how it, as a global health norm, evokes and dovetails with local notions of secrecy, silence and concealment, an all-too-familiar and much ... More


Positive Living: Hierarchies of Visibility, Vulnerability, and Self-Reliance

Adia Benton

in HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692422
eISBN:
9781452950693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 4 focuses on institutional preoccupation with visibility and recognition for establishing hierarchies within HIV organizations and among HIV-positive people. Also describes how certain ... More


For Love of Country: Model Citizens, Good Governance, and the Nationalization of HIV

Adia Benton

in HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692422
eISBN:
9781452950693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In Chapter 5, I address some of the ways that global HIV/AIDS programming norms shape both the official performances of “good governance” and local expressions of political subjectivity among ... More


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