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Infections and inequalities : the modern plagues / Paul Farmer.
By: Farmer, Paul.Material type: BookPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999Description: xliv, 375 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780520229136 (pbk.); 0520229134 (pbk.).Subject(s): Poor -- Health and hygiene | People with social disabilities -- Health and hygiene | Communicable diseases -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 306.461 FAR Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-367) and index.
1. The Vitality of Practice: On Personal Trajectories -- 2. Rethinking "Emerging Infectious Diseases" -- 3. Invisible Women: Class, Gender, and HIV -- 4. The Exotic and the Mundane: Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Caribbean -- 5. Culture, Poverty, and HIV Transmission: The Case of Rural Haiti -- Miracles and Misery: An Ethnographic Interlude -- 6. Sending Sickness: Sorcery, Politics, and Changing Concepts of AIDS in Rural Haiti -- 7. The Consumption of the Poor: Tuberculosis in the Late Twentieth Century -- 8. Optimism and Pessimism in Tuberculosis Control: Lessons from Rural Haiti -- 9. Immodest Claims of Causality: Social Scientists and the "New" Tuberculosis -- 10. The Persistent Plagues: Biological Expressions of Social Inequalities.
"Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor." "This moving account is far from a hopeless inventory of insoluble problems. Farmer tells us what can be done in the face of seemingly over-whelming odds, by physicians determined to treat those in need."--BOOK JACKET.