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by G. Bright

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  • ISBN 0230340717
  • ISBN13 978-0230340718
  • Language English
  • Author G. Bright
  • Publisher Palgrave Macmillan; 2012 edition (February 10, 2012)
  • Pages 207
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  • Category Medicine
  • Subcategory Medicine
  • Size ePub 1725 kb
  • Size Fb2 1404 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 458

This book explores how the cultural process of making any disease a "plague" results in discrimination against certain groups, as it has for those with AIDS in America. Gina M. Bright here captures the discrimination produced by plague-making in her analysis and her portraits of the people she has cared for with AIDS over the past quarter-century.

This book explores how the cultural process of making any disease a "plague" results in. .

This book explores how the cultural process of making any disease a "plague" results in discrimination against certain groups, as it has for those with AIDS in America. Gina M. Bright here captures the discrimination produced by plague-making in her analysis and her portraits of the people she has.

Globally about 600 cases of plague are reported a year. In 2017 and November 2019 the countries with the most cases include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, and Peru. Local outbreaks of the plague are grouped into three plague pandemics, whereby the respective start and end dates and the assignment of some outbreaks to either pandemic are still subject to discussion.

This book explores how the cultural process of making any disease a "plague" results in. Bright here captures the discrimination produced by plague-making in her analysis and her portraits of the people she has cared for with AIDS over the past quarter-century. BRIGHT is a senior oncology nurse at Virginia Oncology Associates, USA. Läs mer. Komprimera.

This book explores how the cultural process of making any disease a "plague" results in discrimination against certain .

Plague Making and the AIDS Epidemic A Story of Discrimination.

The outcome for people with AIDS has changed drastically over the last 30 years - health care providers and historians alike should read Bright's book. Barbara Owens, registered nurse and associate professor (formerly at University of Texas, San Antonio).

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See our disclaimer political, and medical discrimination experienced by people with AIDS in the US, which has resulted from our culture's construction of the disease as a plague.

Plague-Making and the AIDS Epidemic: A Story of Discrimination Captures the social, political, and medical discrimination experienced by people with AIDS in the US, which has resulted from our culture's construction of the disease as a plague. Palgrave MacMillan Us, Palgrave MacMillan. ENG. Number of Pages.

Captures the social, political, and medical discrimination experienced by people with AIDS in the US, which has resulted from our culture's construction of the disease as a plague. ISBN13:9781349343362. Release Date:February 2012.

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Coirad
This excellent little volume examines the social construction of AIDS. Social construction looks at the manner in which an issue is handled, the metaphors applied to it, the language used in its discussion, and the ideas associated with it; it is not a denial of the reality of an issue. Far from it. Social construction deals with the reality of how an issue is dealt with in social discourse.

In particular, Bright examines the application of the plague label to the AIDS epidemic. She notes that to describe AIDS as a plague is itself a metaphor. A plague is a highly infectious disease with a high mortality rate. She takes an extended look at actual plagues in the fourteenth through the early twentieth centuries in which as much as half of the European population succumbed to the bubonic plague. Bright examines how moral judgments were brought into play in the course of these epidemics, and then discusses how similar moral judgments were invoked in the course of the development of the AIDS pandemic.

These moral judgments, Bright points out, were particularly unfortunate with respect to the AIDS epidemic because of their impact on the public health response to prevention and treatment. If it were not for the judgmental attitudes attached to AIDS, Bright argues, then the impact and extent of the AIDS pandemic might have been lessened. In any event, Bright points out that the application of the plague label to AIDS is invalid because the infectiousness of AIDS never approached even a fraction of the levels of the bubonic plagues in Europe of the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries, or even the flu epidemic of the early twentieth century.

This is an excellent and highly readable text. In this slim volume, Bright does a very good job of reviewing the wide variety of cultural material that has been applied to discussion of HIV and AIDS. In discussion of the social constructions of the disease and the consequences of the manner of its construction, Bright fills in a much needed lacunae in the discourse surrounding HIV/AIDS. Bright is familiar with Susan Sontag's essay, AIDS and Its Metaphors, and this work is a brilliant expansion on Sontag's essay.
Jaiarton
Great book by a great lady!