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Islands of love, islands of risk : culture and HIV in the Trobriands

Author: Katherine Lepani
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2012]
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"The Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea have been depicted as a place of sexual freedom ever since these small atolls in the southwest Pacific were made famous by anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski in the early twentieth century. Today in the era of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, how do Trobrianders respond to public health interventions that link their cultural practices to the risk of HIV? How do they weigh HIV  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Lepani
ISBN: 9780826518743 0826518745 9780826518750 0826518753
OCLC Number: 785077186
Description: xiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Models of meaning and ways of knowing --
"In the process of knowing" --
Connections to place --
"Because we can!" : gendered agency and social reproduction --
Youth sexuality : making desires known --
Converging meanings --
Fitting condoms on culture.
Responsibility: Katherine Lepani.
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Illustrates the contribution of ethnographic research methodology in facilitating dialogue between different ways of knowing. As a contemporary perspective on Malinowski's classic accounts of  Read more...


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