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  • ISBN 1571815198
  • ISBN13 978-1571815194
  • Language English
  • Author Graham Fordham
  • Publisher Berghahn Books; 1 edition (December 1, 2004)
  • Pages 338
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Following the detection of the first HIV infections in the early 1980s, by the 1990s Thailand was routinely depicted as having the world’s fastest moving HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, by the early 2000’s the bulk of scholarly and medical AIDS literature portrayed the epidemic as being largely under control, and claimed that Thai AIDS prevention efforts during the 1990s had been successful. Based on long-term ethnographic research conducted in Northern Thailand this book makes an in-depth study of the social construction of Thailand’s HIV/AIDS epidemic over this period. In addition to his own field research the author draws on an extensive corpus of English and Thai language social science and medical HIV/AIDS literature to examine the modeling of Thailand’s AIDS epidemic, and addresses concepts and issues such as risk groups, risk behaviour, alcohol use, gender and class, masculinity, the scapegoating of female prostitutes and men in the underclass, the reporting of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Thailand’s indigenous Thai language media, and sexual activity amongst Thai youth. The analysis demonstrates the contribution of anthropology as an interpretative social science, and the use of anthropological theory and research methods, to finding alternative ways of framing the problems of Thai AIDS and of posing new questions that will lead to more effective points of intervention. It emphasises the necessity for critically reflexive approaches that question the ‘taken for granted’ and demonstrates how qualitative research techniques guided by social theory have the potential to take account of local meanings in complex social contexts where traditional values and cultural practices are rapidly transforming due to economic and social change. The book offers a sustained and powerful criticism of the limitations of the normative model of the Thai AIDS epidemic and, in its aim of promoting critically reflexive AIDS research techniques in order to produce a better understanding of issues ‘on the ground’ and hence better health policy and more effective AIDS interventions, speaks not only to the Thai AIDS epidemic but to AIDS epidemics throughout Southeast Asia and elsewhere.

This is the only English language study of Thailand’s HIV/AIDS epidemic to draw on long-term qualitative research in Northern Thailand as well as on a broad range of Thai (and some Khmer language) materials. Its contextualised and subtly nuanced analysis of the AIDS epidemic and of the impact of AIDS control initiatives, in concert with the theoretical and methodological contributions it makes to AIDS research and policy and behavioural interventions, makes it a timely publication of vital interest to scholars in the social sciences, as well as to the members of non-governmental organisations and international organisations working in the HIV/AIDS, health and development fields.


Following the detection of the first HIV infections in the early 1980s, by the 1990s Thailand was routinely depicted as having the world's fastest moving HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Following the detection of the first HIV infections in the early 1980s, by the 1990s Thailand was routinely depicted as having the world's fastest moving HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, by the early 2000's the bulk of scholarly and medical AIDS literature portrayed the epidemic as being largely under control, and claimed that Thai AIDS prevention efforts during the 1990s had been successful.

A New Look At Thai Aids: Perspectives from the Margin.

Introduction: An Orientation 2. The Thai AIDS Epidemic and the Failure of Critical Analysis 3. Constructing Thailand's AIDS Epidemic with a "New" Social Science 4. Social Science, HIV/AIDS, Stigm. More). A New Look At Thai Aids: Perspectives from the Margin. List of Acronyms Preface Acknowledgements Author's Note Chapter 1. Introduction: The Issues Chapter 2. Creating Thailand's AIDS Epidemic Chapter 3. Northern Thai Male Culture and the Assessment o.

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This book is a rare collection by scholars from around the world and across social disciplines who are tackling these issues. The essays urge the reader to look beyond fantasies of Thailand as an "oriental sexual paradise" or "land of sexploitation" to historical and contemporary forms of gender and eroticism.

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Viashal
This monograph frames HIV/AIDS in the context of rapidly-changing local sexual-mores as well as the fast growing arena of international, non-governmental and governmental organisations, that for 20 years have rallied to arrest the spread of the HI Virus in Thailand. The author draws together a number of ethnographic accounts of the Thai HIV/AIDS epidemic offering critical insight into local understandings, experiences and responses to the disease. Concomitant to this the author traces out the development of the modelling of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the subsequent campaigns that were fashioned to control it. The resultant picture that emerges of Thailand's HIV/AIDS epidemic is impressively broad in its scope and striking in the author's attention to detaill. In the true spirit of a critical anthropology the author raises questions regarding the taken for granted assumptions that inform the majority of HIV/AIDS research projects and social and behavioural intervention campaigns while, simultaneously contextualising the multifarious aspects of the epidemic in its contemporary and historical settings. This monograph is one of the few works on HIV/AIDS that through trying to understand the disease in its local social and cultural contexts, rather than simply change the worlds of the people affected by it, offers real insight into how HIV/AIDS is experienced on the ground and therefore insight into what might be done better than has been over the last 20 odd years.
Leyl
A New Look At Thai AIDS: perspectives from the margins, is the only work of itskind in the field of HIV/AIDS both, in terms of Thailand's epidemic and the global pandemic as a whole. It offers the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the biomedical, epidemiological, demographic and socio-cultural dimensions of Thailand's HIV/AIDS epidemic of any work in this field to date. Drawing on 19 years of ethnographic research in Northern Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, and an exhaustive corpus of English, Thai, Khmer and Lao language materials, this monograph runs a sustained and compelling argument that's critical insights and forthright conclusions set a new bench mark for anthropology as a critical discipline and raises questions of serious import to the'development world' as a whole. This monograph constitutes a finegrained, subtly-nuanced geneaological analysis of Thailand's HIV/AIDS epidemic grounded in its social, cultural, political and historical context. Essential reading!