AIDS Doesn't Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social - download pdf or read online

By Daniel Jordan Smith

ISBN-10: 022610866X

ISBN-13: 9780226108667

ISBN-10: 022610883X

ISBN-13: 9780226108834

AIDS and Africa are indelibly associated in well known recognition, yet regardless of common wisdom of the epidemic, a lot of the tale continues to be hidden underneath a superficial concentrate on condoms, intercourse employees, and antiretrovirals. Africa will get misplaced during this equation, Daniel Jordan Smith argues, remodeled right into a mere motor vehicle to provide an explanation for AIDS, and in AIDS Doesn’t express Its Face, he bargains a robust reversal, utilizing AIDS as a lens during which to view Africa.

Drawing on two decades of fieldwork in Nigeria, Smith tells a narrative of dramatic social adjustments, ones implicated within the comparable inequalities that still issue into neighborhood perceptions approximately AIDS—inequalities of gender, new release, and social type. Nigerians, he indicates, view either social inequality and the presence of AIDS in ethical phrases, as types of moral failure. blending ethnographies that describe lifestyle with pointed analyses of public well-being interventions, he demonstrates simply how robust those paired anxieties—medical and social—are, and the way the realm could greater alleviate them via a extra delicate knowing in their relationship.

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