New PDF release: AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social

By Daniel Jordan Smith

ISBN-10: 022610866X

ISBN-13: 9780226108667

ISBN-10: 022610883X

ISBN-13: 9780226108834

AIDS and Africa are indelibly associated in renowned awareness, yet regardless of frequent know-how of the epidemic, a lot of the tale continues to be hidden underneath a superficial specialise in condoms, intercourse staff, and antiretrovirals. Africa will get misplaced during this equation, Daniel Jordan Smith argues, reworked right into a mere motor vehicle to provide an explanation for AIDS, and in AIDS Doesn’t exhibit Its Face, he deals a strong reversal, utilizing AIDS as a lens by which to view Africa.

Drawing on 20 years of fieldwork in Nigeria, Smith tells a narrative of dramatic social adjustments, ones implicated within the related inequalities that still issue into neighborhood perceptions approximately AIDS—inequalities of gender, iteration, and social type. Nigerians, he exhibits, view either social inequality and the presence of AIDS in ethical phrases, as varieties of moral failure. blending ethnographies that describe lifestyle with pointed analyses of public healthiness interventions, he demonstrates simply how strong those paired anxieties—medical and social—are, and the way the area may well greater alleviate them via a extra delicate knowing in their relationship.

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