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Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS

Peter Baldwin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243507
eISBN:
9780520940796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243507.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a comparative analysis of how Western democratic nations have coped with AIDS. The book's exploration of divergent approaches to the epidemic in the United States and several European ... More


When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa

Didier Fassin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244672
eISBN:
9780520940451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244672.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book takes on the failure of the ANC government to stem the tide of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. The book traces the deep roots of the AIDS crisis to apartheid and, before that, to the ... More


Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Jeanne Guillemin

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In April of 1979 the city of Sverdlovsk in Russia's Ural Mountains was struck by a frightening anthrax epidemic. Official Soviet documents reported sixty-four human deaths resulting from the ... More


. What Came First

Peter Baldwin

in Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243507
eISBN:
9780520940796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243507.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter begins by providing a historical account of how developed countries have dealt with the control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases through the enactment of quarantine laws. ... More


. Fighting the Previous War: Traditional Public Health Strategies and AIDS

Peter Baldwin

in Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243507
eISBN:
9780520940796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243507.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the public health measures conducted by industrialized countries to control and prevent AIDS within the context of enacted laws on the reporting and control of infectious ... More


Repercussions of Global Change

Jamie K. Reaser and Blaustein Andrew

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Amphibians warrant substantial conservation attention. They are considered valuable indicators of environmental quality, and they have multiple functional roles in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. ... More


Anthrax: Accursed Fire and Biological Weapon

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Anthrax predates back to the start of civilization and is a disease that kills livestock and affects humans with black spots. This chapter introduces a research team—including the author—which is ... More


Moscow: Fragments of Evidence

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter identifies the evidence that helped determine the cause of the anthrax epidemic in Sverdlovsk. It first discusses the “point epidemic” or the large but temporary excess in disease ... More


Moscow: conflicting visions

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter takes a look at the conflicting opinions on how the anthrax epidemic started. It first describes the victims of the outbreak (mostly male, bachelors, and were usually mobile), and then ... More


HIV, Drug Use, and the Politics of Indifference

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

There is little doubt that Russia today is in the midst of an HIV epidemic. Unlike many other parts of the world, where sexual contact is the primary means of transmission, the Russian epidemic is ... More


The Russian Orthodox Church, HIV, and Injecting Drug Use

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter considers the correlation between injecting drug use and HIV in Russia and advocates that the Church's drug rehabilitation programs be considered a part of the state's HIV prevention and ... More


Ambivalent Inquiry: Dilemmas of AIDS in the Republic of Congo

David Eaton

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the AIDS epidemic and the concomitant political and financial crises in the Republic of Congo. It describes the postcolonial, postsocialist Republic of Congo prior to the 1997 ... More


An Epidemic of Disputes

Didier Fassin

in When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244672
eISBN:
9780520940451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244672.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Significant attention has been devoted, locally and internationally, to issues raised by South Africa over HIV and AIDS. Politics has taken center stage in the South African response to the AIDS ... More


The Imprint of the Past

Didier Fassin

in When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244672
eISBN:
9780520940451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244672.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The studies carried out on AIDS in South Africa generally testify to a remarkable presentism. The controversies surrounding AIDS create a privileged framework for the expression and recognition of ... More


Of Ticks, Kings, Spirits, and the Promise of Vaccines

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an ethnographic account of Kyasanur forest disease (KFD), which was first identified in March 1957 in the forest areas adjoining Shimoga District, Karnataka State, India. It ... More


Return to Yekaterinburg

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the changes that occurred in Russia after the outbreak. It discusses the United States' uneasiness about Russian instability, and then looks at the author's return to ... More


“Only Matched in Times of Famine and Plague”: Life and Death in the Concentration Camps

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines inmate life inside the Anglo-Boer War concentration camps. Native African refugees were segregated into a system of labor camps while British officials developed a form of ... More


Disease

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines in greater detail the common forms that illness took during the Middle Ages. It draws on two kinds of sources: studies that describe diseases common in this period, and reports ... More


The Historical and Social Context

Miriam Boeri

in Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293465
eISBN:
9780520966710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293465.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Drug use and drug policy do not happen in a social vacuum. This chapter shows how the social and historical context shaped drug use patterns as a figurative war became literal one. Coming of age ... More


Contemporary Warfare and American Efforts at Restraint

James Turner Johnson

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a New York Times story explaining the “rape epidemic”—the systematic and widespread use of rape and sexual abuse as a preferred means of carrying on an armed conflict—of the war ... More


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