A Disease of Society
Cultural and Institutional Responses to AIDS
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Disease of Society by Dorothy Nelkin
Book DescriptionThe impact of AIDS cannot be adequately measured by epidemiology alone. As the editors of this volume argue, AIDS must be understood as a 'disease of society', which is challenging and changing society profoundly. Numerous books on AIDS have looked at the ways in which our social institutions, norms and values have determined how the disease has been dealt with, but this book, first published in 1991, examines the ways in which AIDS is, in turn, changing our social institutions, norms and values. It explores the impact of AIDS on the arts and popular entertainment, on our concept of family, on government and legal institutions and on the health services, and the ways in which AIDS is forcing society to come to terms with longstanding tensions between community values and individual rights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521404112
(239mm x 170mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dorothy Nelkin
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This book, first published in 1991, argues that AIDS is a 'disease of society', which is challenging and changing society profoundly.
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