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Author Ulack, Richard
Title AIDS and the Social Sciences : Common Threads
Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2014
©2015
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. AIDS: A Search for Origins -- 3. Modeling the Geographic Spread of AIDS for Educational Intervention -- 4. Communities at Risk: The Social Epidemiology of AIDS in New York City -- 5. Low-Incidence Community Response to AIDS -- 6. AIDS: Socioepidemiologic Responses to an Epidemic -- 7. An Anthropological Research Agenda for an AIDS Epicenter within the United States -- 8. The Sociocultural Impacts of AIDS in Central and East Africa -- 9. Women, Children, and AIDS: Research Suggestions -- 10. Federal Funding in AIDS Activity -- References Cited -- Contributors
Though more than 150,000 AIDS-related deaths have been reported worldwide and between 5 and 10 million people are now infected with its precursor, HIV-1, the deadly and relatively new AIDS virus is still a mystery. AIDS and the Social Sciences: Common Threads, an enlightening examination of the AIDS epidemic from the viewpoints of various social sciences, provides us with clues to that mystery. The essays' original research and firsthand accounts from social scientists offer an excellent overview of the research agendas and directions for a disease that is an increasing presence in our society. Sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, psychologists, social workers, and people in government agencies converge in this book to discuss the social, political, economic, legal, moral, and ethical issues related to AIDS. Their methods of approaching the study of AIDS range from a case study approach to survey research to participant observation. Among the topics examined in this distinctive collection are the geographic origins of AIDS, the psychosocial aspects of AIDS, the impact of AIDS on women and children, and the federal funding patterns of AIDS-related research. One chapter traces the diffusion of the pandemic in major urban areas, smaller cities, and finally rural America. Another documents the devastating impact the disease has had on central and East Africa, some areas of which have as many as one in four adults who are HIV-infected. AIDS and the Social Sciences could serve as a primary or supplemental text for college courses and is an important resource for anyone interested in social science or public health
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ulack, Richard AIDS and the Social Sciences : Common Threads Lexington : University Press of Kentucky,c2014 9780813155098
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Congresses
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