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Title:Witches: AIDS & Cultures of Blame in Africa
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Number of Pages:259
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Witches: AIDS & Cultures of Blame in Africa by Alexander Roedlach

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Witches: AIDS & Cultures of Blame in Africa A witch s curse an imperialist conspiracy a racist plotOCoHIV AIDS is a catastrophic health crisis with complex cultural dimensions From small villages to the international system explanations of where it comes from who gets it and who dies are tied to political agendas religious beliefs and the psychology of devastating grief Frequently these explanations conflict with science and clash with prevention and treatment programs In Witches Westerners and HIV Alexander RAdlach draws on a decade of research and work in Zimbabwe to compare beliefs about witchcraft and conspiracy theories surrounding HIV AIDS in Africa He shows how both types of beliefs are part of a process of blaming others for AIDS a process that occurs around the globe but takes on local culturally specific forms He also demonstrates the impact of these beliefs on public health and advocacy programs arguing that cultural misunderstandings contribute to the failure of many well intentioned efforts This insightful book provides a cultural perspective essential for everyone interested in AIDS and cross cultural health issues