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Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Leslie Butt and Richard Eves (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In Melanesia, rates of HIV infection are among the highest in the Pacific and increasing rapidly, with grave humanitarian, development, and political implications. There is a great need for social ... More


Introduction

Richard Eves and Leslie Butt

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter argues that HIV/AIDS is not simply a biomedical phenomenon but a complex biosocial occurrence. Much as other incoming trends, beliefs, and practices are reshaped within ... More


When There’s No Accessing Basic Health Care: Local Politics and Responses to HIV/AIDS at Lake Kopiago, Papua New Guinea

Nicole Haley

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how the AIDS epidemic is being experienced, interpreted, understood, and confronted in Lake Kopiago in the far northwestern corner of Southern Highlands Province. There, AIDS ... More


Sex Work

Annuska Derks

in Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the poor conditions in the red-light districts in Phnom Penh have contributed to the image of a “gruesome” sex industry in Cambodia. Western media reports depict Cambodia ... More


The Fokisi and the Fakaleitī: Provocative Performances in Tonga

Mary K. Good

in Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how transgender and “hypersexualized” individuals negotiate their subjectivity and perform their identities in relation to each other by focusing on the fokisi and the fakaleitī ... More


Fear and Loathing in Papua New Guinea: Sexual Health in a Nation under Siege

Lawrence J. Hammar

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explores the medical consequences to people when belief systems disallow discussions of sexual desire, and the public health consequences of misapplied concepts of risk. Without the ... More


Buying Betel and Selling Sex: Contested Boundaries, Risk Milieus, and Discourses about HIV/AIDS in the Markham Valley, Papua New Guinea

Bettina Beer

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the discourses about HIV/AIDS in the Markham Valley in Papua New Guinea. Despite the widespread epidemic in Papua New Guinea, the Wampar society who live near the city of Lae in ... More


Silence Speaks Volumes: Elite Responses to AIDS in Highlands Papua

Leslie Butt

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explores the elite responses to HIV/AIDS in Highlands Papua. The concern of elite Papuans over the rapid spread of HIV in the province of Papua has generated a discourse that appears ... More


The Trouble with Trousers: Gossip, Kastom, and Sexual Culture in Vanuatu

Maggie Cummings

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter argues that, in Vanuatu, the “particular terror” elicited by the AIDS epidemic is that social change, especially as informed by foreign influence and “modernization,” threatens to erode ... More


Love as Sacrifice: The Romantic Underground and Beliefs about HIV/AIDS in Manokwari, Papua

Sarah Hewat

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter investigates some determinants of HIV risk among young coastal Papuan women practicing courtship in Manokwari, Papua. The emphasis on sex in contemporary courtship is cause for concern, ... More


Moral Reform and Miraculous Cures: Christian Healing and AIDS in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

Richard Eves

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses how new forms of Christianity have become a major influence on how the Lelet of central New Ireland comprehends HIV/AIDS. The cultural resources drawn on by the Lelet in making ... More


SikAIDS: Deconstructing the Awareness Campaign in Rural West New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Naomi M. McPherson

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea. In West New Britain, the awareness campaign assumes a Western model of disease transmission and fails to ... More


Queering the Ivory Tower: Tales of a Troublemaking Homosexual

Brett C. Stockdill

in Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in the Academy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835262
eISBN:
9780824870645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835262.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author's account of the development of his own brand of queerness. He utilizes a queer political perspective to illuminate overt and covert forms of inequality and possible ... More


HIV/AIDS and Community Context

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter presents the HIV cases in Papua New Guinea. After an exponential statistical rise in HIV/AIDS cases since 2000, Papua New Guinea has been classified as suffering from a generalized ... More


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