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At Home, Anthony Graesch Jan 2013

At Home, Anthony Graesch

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Review: New Approaches To Old Stones: Recent Studies Of Ground Stone Artifacts, Anthony Graesch Oct 2009

Review: New Approaches To Old Stones: Recent Studies Of Ground Stone Artifacts, Anthony Graesch

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The Politics Of Vodou: Aids, Access To Health Care And The Use Of Culture In Haiti, Catherine Benoît Dec 2007

The Politics Of Vodou: Aids, Access To Health Care And The Use Of Culture In Haiti, Catherine Benoît

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During the past few years, the AIDS campaign in Haiti has been targeting Vodou officiants and organizations. These awareness and training programmes in- form officiants about the transmission and prevention of AIDS, tests for HIV and anti- retroviral drugs, or even try to encourage them to become involved in a medical referral system. These culturalist interventions are grounded in an essentialist concept of culture that can have harmful effects on the targeted groups. The concept of culture underlying such interventions is deconstructed along with the categories of tradi- tional medicine and the ‘tradipractitioner’. An approach to public health is advocated ...


Sex, Aids, Migration, And Prostitution: Human Trafficking In The Caribbean, Catherine Benoît Jan 1999

Sex, Aids, Migration, And Prostitution: Human Trafficking In The Caribbean, Catherine Benoît

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Study of sexual tourism in Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, where prostitution is a widespread reality. Author argues that on this island where rapid economic development is based on the tourist industry and on offshore financial services, sexual relationships are determined by geopolitical and financial (neoliberal) interests that go beyond sexuality per se. She focuses on the precarious situation of the foreign prostitutes who have no working papers.