Author: Michaël Pollak,Geneviève Paicheler,Janine Pierret

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803988415

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 124

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This volume provides an overview of social science research approaches, methodologies and theories in the area of AIDS research. Topics covered include: the shaping of social representations of AIDS; public attitudes towards AIDS; theoretical problems specific to AIDS management; the organization of self-help services; changes in sexual behaviour and research into sexuality. AIDS: A Problem for Sociological Research will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the social, cultural and political analysis of AIDS.
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Author: Chloe E. Bird,Peter Conrad,Allen M. Fremont,Stefan Timmermans

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826517226

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by some of the outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness. In addition to updated and reconceived chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health, this volume has new chapters on topics that include: --social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital --disability --dying and "the right to die" --health disparities --the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry --the internet --evidence-based medicine and quality of care --health social movements --genetics --religion, spirituality, and health
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Science in Emergency

Author: Cristiana Bastos

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253335906

Category: Medical

Page: 225

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Global Responses to AIDSanalyses the response to AIDS from various groups involved in developing knowledge of and about a health crisis that (a) had unique public scrutiny and media coverage; (b) generated an organised social response from the homosexual communities of the United States; (c) was subject to special programs of the World Health Organisation for global action and intervention; (d) was portrayed by health agencies and the media as having different epidemic patterns from the developed and developing world; (e) coincided with a moment of intensification of trans-national connections, flows of funding, and new communication systems. Rio de Janeiro serves as an observation point for the study of the intersecting worlds of activism, clinical, and biomedical research. Why Rio de Janeiro and not New York City, or other centres of major research laboratories, activist groups, and hospitals? Because in a semi-peripheral setting like Rio, the contrast of the central and peripheral conditions in the production of knowledge readily emerge. This variable has rarely been taken into account in the social study of science, and it became of utmost importance in the response to AIDS. If the 'global approach' to AIDS promoted by WHO was also interactive, it might mean that peripheral knowledge in medicine, such as the developments in infectious diseases that remained a Third World problem, might be relevant to the understanding of many aspects of AIDS. Global Responses to AIDS pursues this issue, examining the different agendas of the groups involved in studying the crisis, the actors, their interacting networks, their power relationships, their practices, and reproduction of knowledge. Cristiana Bastos is a Senior Research Fellow at the Social Sciences Institute, University of Lisbon and is the author of Montes do Nordeste Algarvio and several articles on Algarve and Alentejo.
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Author: Noreen Giffney,Michael O'Rourke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317041895

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

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This interdisciplinary volume of thirty original essays engages with four key concerns of queer theoretical work - identity, discourse, normativity and relationality. The terms ’queer’ and ’theory’ are put under interrogation by a combination of distinguished and emerging scholars from a wide range of international locations, in an effort to map the relations and disjunctions between them. These contributors are especially attendant to the many theoretical discourses intersecting with queer theory, including feminist theory, LGBT studies, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, disability studies, Marxism, poststructuralism, critical race studies and posthumanism, to name a few. This Companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of queer scholarship from the past two decades and identifies many current directions queer theorizing is taking, while also signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable and authoritative resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom.
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Author: Salim Karim,Q. Abdool Karim,Quarraisha Karim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521616294

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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A thoroughly researched account of the AIDS epidemic in the southern African region.
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Author: James A. Glynn,Charles F. Hohm,Elbert W. Stewart

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780673991584

Category: Social Science

Page: 522

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The first social problems text to approach the subject from a global perspective, Global Social Problems helps students see the interconnected nature of the world's social problems: from pollution, to crime, to population, poverty, and racism. A number of pedagogical aids - including maps, study questions, key terms, and summaries - support the text's global approach, while special boxed features titled "Toward Global Solutions" provide students with an uplifting glimpse of how one nation or group has successfully addressed a pressing social problem.
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Clinical Perspectives

Author: Jennifer Hillman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461433983

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

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Despite continuing ageist beliefs that sexuality is a privilege designed only for the young and physically healthy, research continues to indicate that the majority of older adults maintain interest in sexuality and may engage in fulfilling sexual behavior well into their last decade of life. Unfortunately, many professionals remain unaware of general knowledge of elderly sexuality, including the expected and normal physiological changes that can occur within the context of both male and female aging. The presence of chronic illness and other medical problems certainly can influence the expression of an aging adult’s sexuality, and emergent research suggests that there are effective ways to cope with menopause, heart disease, arthritis, incontinence, diabetes, sleep disorders, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction (ED), among others. Dramatic changes have taken place within the last decade alone in terms of non-surgical treatment for incontinence and ED, with forms of sex therapy, biofeedback, and PDE-5 inhibitors. Regrettably, many aging adults and their care providers remain unaware of their increased risk factors for STDs, including HIV infection via lack of knowledge, changes in the vaginal lining, and typical declines in immune function. Estimates suggest that by the year 2020, more than half of all individuals living with HIV will be over the age of 50. Although some high quality professional books are available for clinicians, they tend to be disjointed research bibliographies, edited volumes on a narrowly focused aspect of elderly sexuality, or texts that are more than 10 years old. With the extent of new information available regarding sexuality and aging, an up to date, empirically based text is necessary.
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Author: Leonard Cargan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547155

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Doing Social Research is an easy-to-understand guidebook for readers who have little or no knowledge of the social research process. Written in a clear, straightforward style, this book presents the various topics of social research in the outline form of all sociological research articles, providing a concise overview of the most important elements of social research. As an added bonus, synopses of classical studies introduce readers to the early pioneers of social research.
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Ethnographic Explorations

Author: K.M. Ziyauddin,Eswarappa Kasi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815691

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Dimensions of Social Exclusion focuses largely on social exclusion in the context of communities and social groups who have or have not been considered in discussing the benefits of mainstream inclusive society or development. Contemporary understanding of social exclusion has revived great interest among academics, researchers and policy makers in understanding problems from the perspectives of social exclusion. The decision to adopt the perspective of social exclusion has not been universal; rather the nature of this is very heterogeneous. In addition, the concept of social exclusion is not static; in reality, it is a process. The process is seen in the marginalization and discrimination of people in their everyday lives and interactions. The term ‘exclusion’ has become a part of the vocabulary in Europe and other developing societies like ‘poverty’ or ‘unemployment’; it is one of those words which seem to have both an everyday meaning and an underlying sense. It emphasizes the social aspects of concerns such as housing, health, employment, education, participation in social activities and festivities, social interaction and social intercourse. It excludes certain communities and groups from interaction and access to social resources through social arrangements, normative value systems and customs. Exclusion based on caste is one example and patriarchy is another, which is a form of systemic or constitutive exclusion. Having social, cultural, political and economic ramifications, it is also a complex and multi-dimensional concept. These dimensions are interwoven and are addressed in the different papers of the volume. This book revolves around the societal interventions and institutions that exclude, discriminate, isolate and deprive some groups on the basis of group identities such as caste or ethnicity. It covers a wide spectrum of societies and communities living in various cultural environments. The multidisciplinary nature of the book will render it helpful to students and researchers of sociology, anthropology, historical and political studies, demography, social work and gender studies in particular and the humanities in general.
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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
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Culture, Economics, Conflict and AIDS

Author: Sharlene Swartz,Monica Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317982487

Category: Education

Page: 140

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The term ‘moral’ has had a chequered history in sub-Saharan Africa, mainly due to the legacy of colonialism and Apartheid (in South Africa). In contrast to moral education as a vehicle of cultural imperialism and social control, this volume shows moral education to be concerned with both private and public morality, with communal and national relationships between human beings, as well as between people and their environment. Drawing on distinctive perspectives from philosophy, economics, sociology and education, it offers the African ethic of Ubuntu/Botho as a plausible alternative to Western approaches to morality and shows how African ethics speaks to political and economic life, including ethnic conflict and HIV/AIDS, and may be an antidote to the current practice of timocracy that values money over people. The volume provides sociological tools for understanding the lived morality of those marginalised by poverty, and analyses the effects of culture, religion and modern secularisation on moral education. With contributions from fourteen African scholars, this book challenges dominant frameworks, and begins conversations for mutual benefit across the North-South divide. It has global implications, not just, but especially, where moral education is undertaken in pluralist contexts and in the presence of economic disparity. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Moral Education.
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A Documentary History

Author: Julia Miller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287152

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 266

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Offers a narrative historical overview of the AIDS crisis, including the history, global impact, legal and ethical aspects, human side, and political implications of the disease
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Includes authors, titles, subjects.
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