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The Resource HIV exceptionalism : development through disease in Sierra Leone, Adia Benton

HIV exceptionalism : development through disease in Sierra Leone, Adia Benton

Label
HIV exceptionalism : development through disease in Sierra Leone
Title
HIV exceptionalism
Title remainder
development through disease in Sierra Leone
Statement of responsibility
Adia Benton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a decadelong civil war. Seeking international attention and development aid, its government faced a dilemma. Though devastated by conflict, Sierra Leone had a low prevalence of HIV. However, like most African countries, it stood to benefit from a large influx of foreign funds specifically targeted at HIV/AIDS prevention and care. What Adia Benton chronicles in this ethnographically rich and often moving book is how one war-ravaged nation reoriented itself as a country suffering from HIV at the expense of other, more pressing health concerns. During her fieldwork in the capital, Freetown, a city of one million people, at least thirty NGOs administered internationally funded programs that included HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Benton probes why HIV exceptionalism-the idea that HIV is an exceptional disease requiring an exceptional response-continues to guide approaches to the epidemic worldwide and especially in Africa, even in low-prevalence settings. In the fourth decade since the emergence of HIV/AIDS, many today are questioning whether the effort and money spent on this health crisis has in fact helped or exacerbated the problem. HIV Exceptionalism does this and more, asking, what are the unanticipated consequences that HIV/AIDS development programs engender?
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benton, Adia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Quadrant Book
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  • HIV-positive persons
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Health facilities
  • Federal aid to health facilities
  • Public health
  • HIV Infections
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Federal aid to health facilities
  • Health facilities
  • HIV-positive persons
  • Public health
  • Sierra Leone
  • Aids
  • Gesundheitswesen
  • Gesellschaft
  • Sierra Leone
Label
HIV exceptionalism : development through disease in Sierra Leone, Adia Benton
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Sponsored by Quadrant's Health and Society group (advisory board: Susan Craddock, Jennifer Gunn, Alex Rothman, and Karen-Sue Taussig), and by the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota."
  • "A different version of chapter 2 was previously published as "Exceptional Suffering?: Enumeration and Vernacular Accounting in the HIV-Positive Experience," Medical Anthropology 31, no. 4 (July 2012): 310-328; Medical Anthropology is available online at http://www.informaworld.com."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mapping the post/civil war HIV terrain
  • Exceptional life
  • Disclosure and the imperative to talk
  • Imaging the positive life
  • For love of country
Control code
ocn903645936
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452943848
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12wzm85
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903645936
Label
HIV exceptionalism : development through disease in Sierra Leone, Adia Benton
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Sponsored by Quadrant's Health and Society group (advisory board: Susan Craddock, Jennifer Gunn, Alex Rothman, and Karen-Sue Taussig), and by the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota."
  • "A different version of chapter 2 was previously published as "Exceptional Suffering?: Enumeration and Vernacular Accounting in the HIV-Positive Experience," Medical Anthropology 31, no. 4 (July 2012): 310-328; Medical Anthropology is available online at http://www.informaworld.com."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mapping the post/civil war HIV terrain
  • Exceptional life
  • Disclosure and the imperative to talk
  • Imaging the positive life
  • For love of country
Control code
ocn903645936
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452943848
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12wzm85
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903645936

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