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Making Sense of AIDS – Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Leslie Butt and Richard Eves


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 original accounts of the often surprising ways that people make sense of the AIDS epidemic in various parts of Melanesia. The book addresses substantive issues concerning AIDS and contemporary sexu ... More

Keywords: Melanesia, HIV infection, Pacific, AIDS epidemic, HIV transmission, sexuality, religious tension, political tension

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824831936
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie Butt, editor
University of Victoria

Richard Eves, editor
Australian National University

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