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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


Kaiser or King?: German Empire, War, and Its Brutal Aftermath (1910–1920)

Patricia O'Brien

in Tautai: Samoa, World History, and the Life of Ta'isi O. F. Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866532
eISBN:
9780824875664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866532.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter explores the family history of Ta’isi, the course of his marriage, the birth of his six children to Rosabel and the bringing into his family unit of his first born daughter, Lucy. It ... More


Pua Ka Loea Kālaiaupuni—A Statesman Emerges: ‘Ī‘ī’s Life from 1840 to 1854

Marie Alohalani Brown

in Facing the Spears of Change: The Life and Legacy of John Papa `I`i

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824858483
eISBN:
9780824868802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858483.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter 3 covers ʻĪʻī’ service from 1840, the year that the Hawaiian Kingdom established its first constitution, to 1854, the year the mōʻī died.


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


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


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


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