Outbreak Culture

Author by : Pardis Sabeti
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Description : An award-winning genetic researcher and a tenacious journalist examine each phase of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the largest and deadliest of its kind. Their postmortem identifies factors that kept key information from reaching doctors, complicated the government's response to the crisis, and left responders unprepared for the next outbreak.


Outbreak Culture

Author by : Pardis Sabeti
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Description : An award-winning genetic researcher and a tenacious journalist examine each phase of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the largest and deadliest of its kind. Their postmortem identifies factors that kept key information from reaching doctors, complicated the government’s response to the crisis, and left responders unprepared for the next outbreak.


Outbreak Culture

Author by : Pardis Sabeti
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Description : An award-winning genetic researcher and a tenacious journalist examine each phase of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the largest and deadliest of its kind. Their postmortem identifies factors that kept key information from reaching doctors, complicated the government's response to the crisis, and left responders unprepared for the next outbreak.--


Outbreak Culture

Author by : Pardis Sabeti
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Description : An award-winning genetic researcher and a tenacious journalist examine each phase of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the largest and deadliest of its kind. Their postmortem identifies factors that kept key information from reaching doctors, complicated the government's response to the crisis, and left responders unprepared for the next outbreak.


Contagious

Author by : Priscilla Wald
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Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : DIVShows how narratives of contagion structure communities of belonging and how the lessons of these narratives are incorporated into sociological theories of cultural transmission and community formation./div


An Improbable War

Author by : Holger Afflerbach
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Description : The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this day. The focus of this volume is not on the consequences, but rather on the connection between the Great War and the long 19th century, the short- and long-term causes of World War I. This approach results in the questioning of many received ideas about the war's causes, especially the notion of "inevitability."


Cultural Diplomacy During Epidemic Outbreaks On The History Of Epidemics In Diplomacy

Author by : Dimitrios Kamsaris
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Description : Literature Review from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: International relations, grade: 79, Aston University, language: English, abstract: This book we will try to evaluate the lessons learned regarding culture in outbreaks of diseases and the diplomatic practices. Although epidemic outbreaks pilot the general population, the country and consequently the diplomatic practices to an enhancement in cultural awareness the response to recent Virus epidemics show that there is still a lot to be learned. The world has witnessed a number of epidemic outbreaks with shocking effects. While outbreaks are inevitable, their impact can be mitigated. Effective management of such events calls for better approaches encompassing all the different aspects that can influence the outcome, such as culture. We will come up with some ways in which culture and diplomacy can influence the response to epidemics and assesses the variety of approaches which have been developed to take those suggestions into account. We will discuss to which extent the lessons learned from the responses in the past have been implemented in the response to Virus outbreak and argues that within the international response culture was primarily confirmed a risk factor and fundamental structural aspects have been disregarded.Communities' response to outbreaks and their willingness to embrace the involvement devised and implemented by international experts in order to mitigate the effects of an outbreak can greatly influence the outcome. International relations referred to the study of foreign affairs and political interaction between countries and cover the complex of cultural, economic, legal, military, and political relations of all countries and their populations, actors and international organizations (Anderson, 2006). The goal of this book is to introduce some main issues of international politics, such as war and peace, development, regional integration and security, and


Ebola Culture And Politics The Anthropology Of An Emerging Disease

Author by : Barry S. Hewlett
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Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : In this case study, readers will embark on an improbable journey through the heart of Africa to discover how indigenous people cope with the rapid-killing Ebola virus. The Hewletts are the first anthropologists ever invited by the World Health Organization to join a medical intervention team and assist in efforts to control an Ebola outbreak. Their account addresses political, structural, psychological, and cultural factors, along with conventional intervention protocols as problematic to achieving medical objectives. They find obvious historical and cultural answers to otherwise-puzzling questions about why village people often flee, refuse to cooperate, and sometimes physically attack members of intervention teams. Perhaps surprisingly, readers will discover how some cultural practices of local people are helpful and should be incorporated into control procedures. The authors shed new light on a continuing debate about the motivation for human behavior by showing how local responses to epidemics are rooted both in culture and in human nature. Well-supported recommendations emerge from a comparative analysis of Central African cases and pandemics worldwide to suggest how the United States and other countries might use anthropologists and the insights of anthropologists to mount more effective public health campaigns, with particular attention to avian flu and bioterrorism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Representing Ebola

Author by : Marouf A. Hasian Jr.
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Description : Representing Ebola provides readers with a critical legal analysis of the recent West African Ebola Outbreak. The author argues that a review of the scientific, military, legal, economic, political, and mediated coverage of this latest outbreak highlights the ways that organizations like the World Health Organization or Doctors Without Borders want to conceptualize the importance of rapid emergence from the West during African Ebola epidemics. The author concludes that while the U.S. military and other organizations prided themselves on their belated responses to this outbreak oftentimes journalists, scientists, and others overlooked the contributions that were made by contract tracers and indigenous public health workers. Sadly, the 2013-2015 West African outbreak took the lives of thousands of individuals, and the author contends that this contributed to sensationalist ways of representing local burial and food habits. The book concludes by noting that while many West African leaders appreciated the billions of dollars of promised aid that would flow toward this region in the wake of the Ebola outbreak real “health security” measures have to involve longer term infrastructural changes. Talk of how Westerners rescued the West Africans need to be augmented with more nuanced ways of thinking about how many of those who actually battled Ebola need to become part of future conversations regarding everything from theories of “aerial” transmission to the steps that need to be taken during the first few weeks of recorded outbreaks.


The Literary Culture Of Plague In Early Modern England

Author by : Kathleen Miller
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Description : This book is about the literary culture that emerged during and in the aftermath of the Great Plague of London (1665). Textual transmission impacted upon and simultaneously was impacted by the events of the plague. This book examines the role of print and manuscript cultures on representations of the disease through micro-histories and case studies of writing from that time, interpreting the place of these media and the construction of authorship during the outbreak. The macabre history of plague in early modern England largely ended with the Great Plague of London, and the miscellany of plague writings that responded to the epidemic forms the subject of this book.


Epidemic Encounters

Author by : Magda Fahrni
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Publisher by : UBC Press
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Description : Health crises such as the SARS epidemic and H1N1 have rekindled interest in the 1918 influenza pandemic, which swept the globe after the First World War and killed approximately fifty million people. Epidemic Encounters examines the pandemic in Canada, where one-third of the population took ill and fifty-five thousand people died. What role did social inequalities play in determining who survived? How did the authorities, health care workers, and ordinary citizens respond? Contributors answer these questions as they pertained to both local and national contexts. In the process, they offer new insights into medical history’s usefulness in the struggle against epidemic disease.


Tangled Memories

Author by : Marita Sturken
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Analyzing the ways U.S. culture has been formed and transformed in the 80s and 90s by its response to the Vietnam War and the AIDS epidemic, Marita Sturken argues that each has disrupted our conventional notions of community, nation, consensus, and "American culture." She examines the relationship of camera images to the production of cultural memory, the mixing of fantasy and reenactment in memory, the role of trauma and survivors in creating cultural comfort, and how discourses of healing can smooth over the tensions of political events. Sturken's discussion encompasses a brilliant comparison of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the AIDS Quilt; her profound reading of the Memorial as a national wailing wall—one whose emphasis on the veterans and war dead has allowed the discourse of heroes, sacrifice, and honor to resurface at the same time that it is an implicit condemnation of war—is particularly compelling. The book also includes discussions of the Kennedy assassination, the Persian Gulf War, the Challenger explosion, and the Rodney King beating. While debunking the image of the United States as a culture of amnesia, Sturken also shows how remembering itself is a form of forgetting, and how exclusion is a vital part of memory formation.


Hiv On Tv

Author by : Malynnda A. Johnson
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Description : HIV on TV: Popular Culture’s Epidemic is a critical analysis of the ways television has portrayed HIV. Spanning time, genres, and viewpoints HIV on TV offers a challenge for viewers, media writers, even political figures in the ways they think about, and frame, the continued epidemic that is HIV.


Ethics In An Epidemic

Author by : Timothy F. Murphy
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Description : AIDS strikes most heavily at those already marginalized by conventional society. With no immediate prospect of vaccination or cure, how can liberty, dignity, and reasoned hope be preserved in the shadow of an epidemic? In this humane and graceful book, philosopher Timothy Murphy offers insight into our attempts—popular and academic, American and non-American, scientific and political—to make moral sense of pain. Murphy addresses the complex moral questions raised by AIDS for health-care workers, politicians, policy makers, and even people with AIDS themselves. He ranges widely, analyzing contrasting visions of the origin and the future of the epidemic, the moral and political functions of obituaries, the uncertain value of celebrity involvement in anti-AIDS education, the functional uses of AIDS in the discourse of presidential campaigns, the exclusionary function of HIV testing for immigrants, the priority given to AIDS on the national health agenda, and the hypnotic publicity given to "innocent" victims. Murphy's discussions of the many social and political confusions about AIDS are unified by his attempt to articulate the moral assumptions framing our interpretations of the epidemic. By understanding those assumptions, we will be in a better position to resist self-serving and invidious moralizing, reckless political response, and social censure of the sick and the dying.


The Pandemic Perhaps

Author by : Carlo Caduff
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Description : In 2005, American experts sent out urgent warnings throughout the country: a devastating flu pandemic was fast approaching. Influenza was a serious disease, not a seasonal nuisance; it could kill millions of people. If urgent steps were not taken immediately, the pandemic could shut down the economy and “trigger a reaction that will change the world overnight.” The Pandemic Perhaps explores how American experts framed a catastrophe that never occurred. The urgent threat that was presented to the public produced a profound sense of insecurity, prompting a systematic effort to prepare the population for the coming plague. But when that plague did not arrive, the race to avert it carried on. Paradoxically, it was the absence of disease that made preparedness a permanent project. The Pandemic Perhaps tells the story of what happened when nothing really happened. Drawing on fieldwork among scientists and public health professionals in New York City, the book is an investigation of how actors and institutions produced a scene of extreme expectation through the circulation of dramatic plague visions. It argues that experts deployed these visions to draw attention to the possibility of a pandemic, frame the disease as a catastrophic event, and make it meaningful to the nation. Today, when we talk about pandemic influenza, we must always say “perhaps.” What, then, does it mean to engage a disease in the modality of the maybe?


How To Have Theory In An Epidemic

Author by : Paula A. Treichler
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Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : A collection of essays on the AIDS epidemic, by a leading feminist cultural theorist of science


The Obesity Epidemic In North America

Author by : Anna Bellisari
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Publisher by : Waveland Press
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Description : Obesity prevalence in North America is the highest in the developed world, a situation that calls for a deeper understanding of this complex phenomenon. Brief yet comprehensive, The Obesity Epidemic in North America offers a much-needed examination of the effects of human evolution, environmental changes, human variation, poverty, and culture. An ideal supplement in nutritional anthropology or medical anthropology classes, the books rare biocultural perspective helps readers grasp the root causes of obesity. As Bellisari sees it, the medical and nutrition-science fields are fully engaged in developing strategies to address the obesity problem. It is institutions, such as political and economic organizations, as well as society itself, that need to become more proactive in improving obesity-related public health. This text provides a giant first step toward that end.


Anthropology And Public Health

Author by : Leah Bader
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Description : During an epidemic, there are many factors that can inhibit or facilitate the spread of disease and the severity of the epidemic beyond biomedical responses, including structural and social considerations. This paper will be an interdisciplinary work between the areas of anthropology and public health and will explore the history of these two disciplines working together, including theoretical and methodological frameworks utilizing key concepts from both areas of study, as well as the development of the subfield of medical anthropology and the tools used to investigate disease like outbreak ethnography. In addition, the relationship between culture and epidemics will be analyzed, culminating in the examination of the use of anthropological techniques and their results throughout the history of Ebola virus disease outbreaks in central and western Africa. By utilizing Ebola outbreaks starting in 1976 up till the most recent outbreak of 2014, this paper will demonstrate how culture can play a crucial role in disease epidemiology and controlling infectious disease.


Socio Cultural Dimensions Of Emerging Infectious Diseases In Africa

Author by : Godfrey B. Tangwa
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Description : This volume examines the most important socio-cultural, political, economic, and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases in Africa. The volume covers the work of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET); it looks at the challenges of science education and communication in Africa, the global health and governance of pandemics and epidemics, and more. It looks beyond such threats as Ebola, SARS, and Zika to consider the ways communities have sought to contain these and other deadly pathogens. The chapters provide a better understanding of a global health problem from an African perspective, which help clarify to readers why some responses have worked while others have not. Overall, the volume captures the state of the art, science, preparedness, and evolution of a topic important to the health of Africa and the world. It has a broad appeal across disciplines, from medical science and biomedical research, through research ethics, regulation and governance, science and health communication, social sciences, and is also of interest to general readers.


Infection Control

Author by : K.R. Cundy
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Description : When we were setting the theme of "infection control dilemmas and practical solutions" for this symposium, we asked ourselves a basic question: What are some of the most vexing problems and situations facing the hospital microbiologist epidemiologist team in today's world of opportunistic and new infectious diseases unheard of as common pathogenic occurrences 10 years ago? One of the areas which we immediately focused upon was the tremendous amount of time, energy, and financial resources that are presently being expended to satisfy the requirements mandated by the recognition of the danger of spread of blood-borne pathogens in the hospital environment. With the advent of Universal Precautions, primarily in response to HIV infection and the AIDS crisis, but certainly augmented by the increased incidence of hepatitis in its various forms, a significant effort has been required to meet the standards rec ommended and/or required by OSHA and the CDC. With this in mind we brought together experts in the field of infectious diseases to address the problems engendered by the threat of nosocomial spread of selected pathogens. Further, we devoted several sessions to discussing the investi gation and resolution of institutional outbreaks of disease, particularly with reference to methicillin-resistant Staphylo coccus aureus (MRSA). Special problems of dental offices and clinical teaching as well as extended care facilities were also selected for attention, particularly with relation to blood borne pathogens.


Social And Behavior Change Communication In Disease Outbreaks

Author by : Erma Manoncourt
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Description : This book provides readers with critical conceptual and applied elements that may contribute to implementation of effective communication and community engagement for disease outbreak preparedness and response. Until the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, for several years public health authorities and influential voices in the international public health community have warned of a pandemic and therefore a need to strengthen governments and communities’ ability to prevent and respond to it effectively to minimize its impact on lives and economies. While investments have focused on clinical, diagnostic, and vaccine research, preventing and minimizing the impact of disease outbreaks requires a wider socio-ecological systems approach that places communities at the centre of the response. Such an approach is still rare in public health practice. One of the key lessons that the authors have learned, and on which they reflect in the chapters, is that technical inputs will be as effective as they are fully integrated within the broader architecture of disease outbreak preparedness and response. The ten chapters of this contributed volume are organized under three parts: a conceptual framework, case studies, and recommendations. Social and Behavior Change Communication in Disease Outbreaks is a timely and essential resource for public health managers, donors, implementers, organizations engaged in disease prevention and control and academics called on to support the response. These audiences should benefit from this approach as the book highlights dimensions that are often under-resourced.


The Ebola Virus And West Africa

Author by : Dr. Felix I. Ikuomola
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Description : The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects provides a compact summary of the Ebola virus, outlining its nature, history, epidemiology, and methods of treatment. In addition, the work examines the context of the diseases outbreak by describing the people, politics, and policies in West Africa before, during, and after the recent outbreak. Finally, chapters summarize and explore the ethical issues that arise in pursuing treatments and discuss methods for improving control and prevention of additional outbreaks. Dr. Felix I. Ikuomola, a medical doctor who is pursuing additional advanced degrees in clinical research (UH) and surgical sciences (RCSEd/Edin), brings to bear his practice of medicine and surgery in Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia and his direct knowledge of the cultural practices and factors at play in the countries of West Africa to ground the presentation in The Ebola Virus and West Africa in the realities of the current situation in the region. The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects will provide a highly organized, comprehensive, and insightful treatment of this virulent disease and its sociocultural elements to people with medical backgrounds and to individuals desiring to understand more comprehensively the impact of this disease on West Africa. In either case, time spent with The Ebola Virus and West Africa will give you the background and analysis you need to respond intelligently to the challenges the virus presents to an increasingly globalized culture.


Political Culture In The Reign Of Elizabeth I

Author by : A. N. McLaren
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Description : In this major contribution to the Ideas in Context series Anne McLaren explores the consequences for English political culture when, with the accession of Elizabeth I, imperial 'kingship' came to be invested in the person of a female ruler. She looks at how Elizabeth managed to be queen, in the face of considerable male opposition, and demonstrates how that opposition was enacted. Dr McLaren argues that during Elizabeth's reign men were able to accept the rule of a woman partly by inventing a new definition of 'citizen', one that made it an exclusively male identity, and she emphasizes the continuities between Elizabeth's reign and the outbreak of the English civil wars in the seventeenth century. A significant work of cultural history informed by political thought, Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I offers a wholesale reinterpretation of the political dynamics of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.


The Disordered Body

Author by : Suzanne E. Hatty
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Description : The Disordered Body presents a fascinating look at how three epidemics of the medieval and Early Renaissance period in Western Europe shaped and altered conceptions of the human body in ways that continue today. Authors Suzanne E. Hatty and James Hatty show the ways in which concepts of the disordered body relate to constructions of disease. In so doing, they establish a historical link between the discourses of the disordered body and the constructs of gender. The ideas of embodiment, contagion and social space are placed in historical context, and the authors argue that our current anxieties about bodies and places have important historical precedents. They show how the cultural practices of embodied social interaction have been shaped by disease, especially epidemics.


Embodying Contagion

Author by : Sandra Becker
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Description : From Outbreak to The Walking Dead, apocalyptic narratives of infection, contagion and global pandemic are an inescapable part of twenty-first-century popular culture. Yet these fears and fantasies are too virulent to be simply quarantined within fictional texts; vocabulary and metaphors from outbreak narratives have now infiltrated how news media, policymakers, and the general public view the real world and the people within it. In an age where fact and fiction seem increasingly difficult to separate, contagious bodies (and the discourses that contain them) continually blur established boundaries between real and unreal, legitimacy and frivolity, science and the supernatural. Where previous scholarly work has examined the spread of epidemic realities in horror fiction, the essays in this collection also consider how epidemic fantasies and fears influence reality. Bringing scholarship from cultural and media studies into conversation with scholarship from the medical humanities and social sciences, this collection aims to give readers a fuller picture of the viropolitics of contagious bodies in contemporary global culture.


Virus Wars

Author by : Raymond Youngblood, Jr.
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Description : VIRUS WARS: CURE vs CULTURE The EBOLA Wars While in West Africa, five Americans go to a restaurant to order a pot of pepper soup. The waiter realizes he's serving a group of Westerners; so he returns with 5 bowls of soup, 5 napkins, 5 cups of water, and 5 spoons. Five Africans go to the same restaurant to order the same pot of pepper soup, this time the waiter knows they are Africans and returns with a single (1) giant bowl of soup to be shared, five sacks of water and 2 cups to be shared, 1 towel instead of napkins to be shared, and 3 spoons to be shared. This is the beauty and camaraderie of the African culture, behavior and attitude, but it's also a nightmare when trying to stop a killer virus working its way through social interaction. This American author (Dr. Raymond Youngblood, Jr.) is unique and captures real life scenarios, in real time. His background, upbringing and profession give him the unique perspective to compare Africa vs America. Dr. Youngblood actually lives in West Africa, and was conducting business in the exact location where the FIRST OUTBREAK of the EBOLA virus occurred. He was on the ground when the Minster of Health delivered the first suspicion of a virus problem to the President of Liberia; prior to the dates recorded by the CDC and WHO. The Minster of Health, a national politician, and Dr. Youngblood met, discussed and began dissecting types of outbreak factors; like poverty and culture. Notably, while on a mining scouting trip deep in the jungle, Dr. Youngblood personally treated several villagers with the exact symptoms of Ebola. Since it was three years before an “official” notice of the deadly virus, no one could be sure what it was they were dealing with. It's said that no other American or Westerners knows Africa or South America the way this the author does. He is widely accepted to know the cultural bridge linking Africa to the West. His African family and friends range from the poorest villagers, government officials, the elites, to the chiefs and elders and, royal families. Dr. Youngblood is a Paramount Chief, an honor not customarily given to Americans, in the Republic of Liberia. He has the unique experience of having hands-on connections to those in the rural areas mostly affected by viruses. Virus Wars author stands out from “so called” experts who regurgitate EBOLA VIRUS information from the news or Internet. He's not like other “so called” experts who go to West Africa for a few days, return to America labeling themselves an Ebola expert. Nor is he anything like the anxious and suspicious conspiracy theorists guessing about the root causes of the deadly disease. This true expert, gains his knowledge from living on-ground, spending 90% of his time living in West Africa (Liberia, Sudan, Ghana, Uganda) and South America. Dr. Youngblood does an excellent job of clearly explaining the disconnect between the United States government and the West African Nations' (i.e. Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea...) Governments, providing the cause of a problems as well as the strength to be tapped into. He explains the detachment between the social and cultural lifestyle of the American citizens, naturalized Americans from Africa, Westerners in general versus the West Africans and Africans. There's an obvious disconnect! It's a contributing factor to controlling this virus! He goes into such intricate detail that many times his information sits on the line of discrimination, rudeness, and hard to believe. But if you know this man, you know he is a straight talker with a no nonsense approach. In order to understand how, when, and where the virus is spreading you must know some basic, but critical facts that literally getting overlooked and no real attention. Read Virus Wars Cure vs Culture and understand from actual facts, real life experiences, and a unique perspective not commonly given a platform in this scramble to understand the killer Ebola challenge facing the world.


Reviving The Tribe

Author by : Eric Rofes
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Description : Reviving the Tribe creates a rich and brutally honest portrait of contemporary gay men’s lives amidst the seemingly endless AIDS epidemic and offers both autobiographical self-examination and a relentless critique of current sexual politics within the gay community. Fearlessly confronting the horrors experiences by surviving gay men without giving way to hopelessness, denial, or blame, Reviving the Tribe offers an inspiring blueprint for the gay community which faces a continuing spiral of disaster. In Reviving the Tribe, Author Eric Rofes argues that a return to the interrupted agenda of gay liberation may provide long-term motivation to keep gay men alive and spur rejuvenation of new generations of gay culture. By interweaving social history, psychology, anthropology, epidemiology, sociology, feminist theory, and sexology with his own journey through the epidemic, Rofes provides a moving and compelling argument for stepping out of the “state of emergency” and embracing a life beyond disease. He boldly offers a plan for community regeneration focused on restoring mental health, reclaiming sexuality, and mending the social fabric of communal gay life. Rofes asks unspoken questions lurking in gay men’s minds and suggests answers to these questions, hitting such controversial topics as: gay men’s sex cultures of the 1970s why “educated” gay men continue to become HIV-infected changing forms of gay masculinity the opening of new sex clubs and bathhouses leaving “rage activism” behind links between the Holocaust and AIDS unacknowledged roots in the feminist movement of gay men’s AIDS response mass denial of chronic trauma among gay men The refusal to confront the ever-intensifying manifestations of AIDS has seriously endangered the foundation of contemporary gay communities. Rofes argues that many gay men suffer from the ”disaster syndrome,” a psychologically determined response that defends individuals against being overwhelmed by traumatic experience. In Reviving the Tribe, he provides a radical critique of contemporary gay political culture and suggests alternatives which offer the opportunity to face history, grapple with decimation, and regenerate communal life. Cautioning that an honest analysis of recent gay history and urban cultures promises neither to stop gay men’s suffering nor to end continuing HIV infections, Reviving the Tribe provides gay men with a clear lens through which they might scrutinize their lives, come to a new understanding of the epidemic’s impact on their generation, and redirect activism. This courageous and inspiring work brings Rofes’commanding intellect and twenty years of grassroots gay activism to bear on the challenging task of reconstructing gay life in the new mellennium. Reviving the Tribe is filled with insight of special interest to gay men, lesbians involved in the mixed lesbian/gay movement, sociologists, public health workers, psychologists, counselors, sex educators, religious leaders, and AIDS prevention policymakers searching for fresh vision.


World Epidemics

Author by : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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Description : "This chronology offers researchers a basic overview of the prevalence of disease during specific historical periods.... Scurvy, black lung, tuberculosis, and unknown contagious infections described in ancient writings receive entries along with better known scourges such as smallpox, plague, and HIV/AIDS."—Booklist "Snodgrass distills each outbreak into an engagingly written summary, often providing grim details of the disease's manifestation...recommended"—Choice Reviews of the first edition: "A welcome addition...recommended"—Choice "Research...is phenomenal"--ARBA; "Useful"—C&RL News "This work fills a gap"—Catholic Library World "This fascinating book is an impressive collection of information that has been finely distilled into a 360-page chronology...the index is invaluable...absorbing...useful glossary...particularly useful to anyone doing preliminary research on a historical disease or epidemic...highly recommended"—Reference Reviews. In its expanded second edition, this chronology examines the effects of epidemic illness and death on human culture from 2700 bce to 2017. Entries summarize incidents of contagion across the globe, including symptoms, treatment, prevention and demographics, as well as biographical information on notable people who identified and battled disease. Entries feature citations from personal and public documents along with maps, charts comparing types of infection, and estimated populations affected by each epidemic.