The AIDS Pandemic: Social Perspectives

Hardcover | December 1, 1993

byYole G. Sills

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This book provides an overview of the social, economic, and political impact of AIDS around the world. The sudden appearance and rapid spread of AIDS has given birth to an enormous amount of literature. This volume summarizes recent writings about AIDS and provides a framework for thinking about the eventual consequences of this world-wide epidemic. As an interdisciplinary work, this text draws upon research from diverse fields, such as anthropology, demography, economics, epidemiology, history, political science, public health, social psychology, and sociology. The volume begins with a look at the spread of AIDS and its prevalence throughout the developing world. Special attention is given to AIDS in the United States in one chapter, and other chapters discuss the international response to AIDS, including public and government reactions.

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This book provides an overview of the social, economic, and political impact of AIDS around the world. The sudden appearance and rapid spread of AIDS has given birth to an enormous amount of literature. This volume summarizes recent writings about AIDS and provides a framework for thinking about the eventual consequences of this world-...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 1993Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:031328606X

ISBN - 13:9780313286063

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.,."This book, written for the general reader, provides a summary of recent writings about AIDS and a framework for assessing and thinking about the AIDS epidemic. It is a work that will also be very useful to the specialist needing a broad overview of the social components and implications of this disease. This well-written and organized book reviews a wide range of fields from economics and epidemiology to social psychology and sociology, clearly providing insight into the fact that AIDS is a social event of great magnitude, in addition to a horrible tragedy for individuals and families. Sills has provided an international perspective for understanding the impact of AIDS in society at large. Very useful reference section; footnotes. All levels."-Choice