By Stephanie Kane

What do executive future health rules, relevant American rituals, blue- and white-collar employees, HIV, and the warfare on medications have in universal with mayhem, homicide, and different social evils? AIDS Alibis is a clean, astute - in a observe, hip - research of that commonality.

Show description

Read Online or Download AIDS alibis: sex, drugs, and crime in the Americas PDF

Best health care delivery books

Information for Evidence-based Care (Harnessing Health Information Series)

This publication explains what kinds and resources of data can be found to convey proof into perform. serious appraisal of facts by means of the person is the main to potent use of knowledge for care. both vital is the certainty and utilisation of the information generated via neighborhood perform, as key proof for provider overview and improvement.

Mission and Method: The Early Nineteenth-Century French Public Health Movement

In undertaking and process Ann los angeles Berge indicates how the French public health and wellbeing circulation built in the socio-political context of the Bourbon recovery and July Monarchy, and in the context of competing ideologies of liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and statism. The dialectic among liberalism, whose major exponent used to be Villerm?

Industrial Relations in the NHS

This is often the 1st booklet but written on business family members within the NHS and it's been accomplished at a time of radical and fast switch. a few of the fabric, really within the ultimate bankruptcy, displays first techniques in regards to the effect of the hot process on business relatives. The publication arose from my instructing stories with healthiness provider practitioners from numerous of the NHS exchange unions institutions.

Extra info for AIDS alibis: sex, drugs, and crime in the Americas

Example text

Because HIV has an average latency period of ten years, during which infection is invisible to the naked eye (and people are most infectious right after they are infected themselves, even before the antibody test can work), it is essential that people trust scientific knowledge in order for prevention to be successful. While seemingly simple, the requirement of being extra careful about one's body fluids is actually inordinately difficult for individuals and institutions, particularly when it conflicts with other priorities like pleasure-seeking and war.

The first horizon involves the personal and local meanings of particular events and relationships. Expanding textual analysis to the level of society lends insight into the struggles for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of persons aligning with and against each other along lines of class, gender, race, nation, and profession. At its most expansive, textual analysis can speak to the changing destiny of our species. My task is to bend semiotics to activism. I read through the alibis that obscure the collective messages embedded within them, searching for the historical forces shaping that which we take for granted as natural (Barthes 1972, 12829).

And for creative energy beyond the call of friendship, thanks to C. Jason Dotson, freelance criminologist and teacher-poet. Page 1 1 Introduction A Disease to Live With, a War to Leave Behind Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of a host of threats to our species. Toxicity is an everyday immune event, so close to home that fluids are fighting flesh inside our bodies. Future archaeologists will date baby boomers by the radioactive strontium in their bones. We have immune disease and autoimmune disease; we have homicide and suicide; we have drug war and drug addiction.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.99 of 5 – based on 39 votes