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Readings in the Sociology of AIDS Paperback – July 16, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0136392613 ISBN-10: 013639261X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (July 16, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013639261X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136392613
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,184,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This unique and comprehensive book focuses on the sociological (rather than the biomedical and behavioral) issues of HIV/AIDS. It highlights the human consequences of the disease for both groups and established social structures. Exposes the reader to the full range of social, cultural, historical, policy, and economic issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS crisis. Addresses three specific dimensions of HIV/AIDS—transmission, outreach for infected and affected, and the social implications of the disease. Explores the ways that different groups (medical and legal professions, the state, the health care industry, families, and scientists) interact as a result of this crisis. For anyone interested in learning about the Sociology of AIDS, American Society, Health and Aging, Policy Analysis in Health, Public Health, Social Problems, Urban Sociology, Law and Society, and Gay and Lesbian Studies.

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This book should be required reading for those that are interested in medical sociology, social epidemiology, or for anyone who is interested in the social creation of disease. The articles included in the subgroups are well researched, and the focus makes it easier to grasp concepts and appreciation for the material.

While this book gives a good beginning base of knowledge about the epidemic, it was compiled in 2000. The articles while knowledgeable were written in the mid to late '90s. It would be interesting to see what the literature has found, researched, and come to conclusions about in the interim. My plug for a second edition.
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