AIDS, Rhetoric, and Medical Knowledge
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BeschreibungShows how scientific knowledge about epidemics is shaped by the broader culture of advanced societies.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction: AIDS and scientific knowledge; 1. Making up the rules of seeing: opportunistic infections and the new syndrome; 2. The economy of risk categories; 3. The etiologic agent and the rhetoric of scientific debate; 4. Retrovirus vs. Retrovirus: the arguments for HTLV-III, LAV, and HIV; 5. The spatial configurations of 'AIDS Risk'; 6. Who is how much? from qualities to quantities of risk; 7. In lieu of a conclusion: do rhetorical practices matter?; References; Notes.
PortraitDr Alex Preda is Professor of Sociology at the University of Konstanz. He has taught at the universities of Bielefeld and Konstanz, Germany. He is co-editor of The Sociology of Financial Markets. This is his first book.
Pressestimmen"The style in which the topic of AIDS is presented by Preda seems best suited for the academicians interested in developing theory and logic models for AIDS prevention, education and advocacy... This book illustrates how important culture is within prevention and health policies with respect to how scientific research is organized and funded." - Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 276 Seiten