The AIDS Epidemic: Social Dimensions Of An Infectious Disease

1st Edition

William A Rushing

Published June 28, 1995
Textbook - 308 Pages
ISBN 9780813320458 - CAT# K370271

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures -- Preface -- Introduction Sociology and AIDS -- Part One: Social Etiology -- The Social Epidemiological Perspective: High-risk Groups in the United States -- The Social Change Perspective: The Origin of HIV -- The Cross-Cultural Perspective AIDS in Afnca -- The Social Behavior Perspective Trends in HIV-AIDS and Preventive Behavior -- Part Two: Societal Reactions -- The Collective Behavior Perspective Fear of Contagion -- The Social Construction Perspective Moralizing and Scapegoating -- The Sociology of Science Perspective Science, Societal Reactions, and Social Control -- The Deviant Behavior Perspective The Sick Role, Personal Responsibility, and Problems of Treatment and Prevention -- Conclusion Sociology and the Eradication and Control of HIV-AIDS -- Appendices Bisexual Transmission and the Efficiency of Heterosexual Transmission of HIV -- About the Book and Author


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