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In Melanesia, rates of HIV infection are among the highest in the Pacific and increasing rapidly, with grave humanitarian, development, and political implications. There is a great need for social research on HIV/AIDS in the region to provide better insights into the sensitive issues surrounding HIV transmission. This collection, the first book on HIV and AIDS in the Pacific region, gathers together stunning and original accounts of the often surprising ways that people make sense of the AIDS epidemic in various parts of Melanesia. The volume addresses substantive issues concerning AIDS and contemporary sexualities, relations of power, and moralities—themes that provide a powerful backdrop for twenty-first century understandings of the tensions between sexuality, religion, and politics in many parts of the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Maps
  2. pp. xvi-xvii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. 1. When There's No Accessing Basic Health Care: Local Politics and Responses to HIV/AIDS at Lake Kopiago, Papua New Guinea
  2. pp. 24-40
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  1. 2. "It's Mutual Attraction": Transvestites and the Risk of HIV Transmission in Urban Papua
  2. pp. 41-59
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  1. 3. Fear and Loathing in Papua New Guinea: Sexual Health in a Nation under Siege
  2. pp. 60-79
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  1. 4. Why Are Kanak Women More Vulnerable than Others to HIV? Ethonographic and Statistical Insights from New Caledonia
  2. pp. 80-96
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  1. 5. Buying Betel and Selling Sex: Contested Boundaries, Risk Milieus, and Discourses about HIV/AIDS in the Markham Valley, Papua New Guinea
  2. pp. 97-115
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  1. 6. Silence Speaks Volumes: Elite Responses to AIDS in Highlands Papua
  2. pp. 116-132
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  1. 7. The Trouble with Trousers: Gossip, Kastom, and Sexual Culture in Vanuatu
  2. pp. 133-149
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  1. 8. Love as Sacrifice: The Romantic Underground and Beliefs about HIV/AIDs in Manokwari, Papua
  2. pp. 150-167
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  1. 9. Smoke from Fire: Desire and Secrecy in Auki, Solomon Islands
  2. pp. 168-186
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  1. 10. "You Have to Understand: Some of Us Are Glad AIDS Has Arrived": Christianity and Condoms among the Huli, Papua New Guinea
  2. pp. 187-205
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  1. 11. Moral Reform and Miraculous Cures: Christian Healing and AIDS in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
  2. pp. 206-223
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  1. 12. SikAIDS: Deconstructing the Awareness Campaign in Rural West New Britain, Papua New Guinea
  2. pp. 224-245
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  1. 13. Fitting Condoms on Culture: Rethinking Approaches to HIV Prevention in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
  2. pp. 246-266
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 267-278
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 279-305
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 307-308
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-320
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824863470
Related ISBN
9780824831936
MARC Record
OCLC
257515930
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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