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published: Jun 2019
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Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS

Contributions from Critical Social Science

edited by Eric Mykhalovskiy & Viviane Namaste

tagged: aids & hiv, public health, health policy

Almost four decades after the discovery of HIV/AIDS, the world continues to grapple with this public health challenge. Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS explores the limits of mainstream approaches to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and challenges readers to develop alternate solutions, emphasizing the value of critical social science perspectives. The contributors investigate traditions of inquiry – governmentality studies, institutional ethnography, and Indigenous knowledges, among others – to determine what these perspectives can bring to HIV/AIDS research, policy, and programming. Ultimately, this book demonstrates how and why critical social science is necessary for rethinking research and action required to address the epidemic.

About the Authors

Eric Mykhalovskiy

Viviane Namaste

Contributor Notes

Eric Mykhalovskiy is a professor in the Sociology Department at York University and is internationally recognized for his work on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. He is a senior editor of the Canadian Journal of Public Health and has published in a wide range of journals. He is a co-author of Global Public Health Vigilance: Creating a World on Alert and “Heal Thyself”: Managing Health Care Reform, among other works, and is a fellow of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health. Viviane Namaste is a professor at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University. She is the author of Imprimés interdits: La censure des journaux jaunes au Québec, 1955–1975; Oversight: Critical Reflections on Feminist Research and Politics; Sex Change, Social Change: Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism; C’était du spectacle! L’histoire des artistes transsexuelles à Montréal, 1955–1985; and Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People. She has co-authored several other works and received numerous awards for her scholarship and activism on HIV/AIDS.


Contributors: Barry D. Adam, Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo, Denielle Elliott, Martin French, Mark Gaspar, Daniel Grace, Adrian Guta, Colin Hastings, Randy Jackson, Stuart J. Murray, Jill Owczarzak, Andrew Petroll, Chris Sanders.

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