Read the following 3 literature’s:
-Tony Barnett and Alan Whiteside, ‘Epidemic Roots’ & ‘Cases’ AIDS in the Twenty-FirstCentury. Disease and Globalization. Houndmills/London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 71-100& 101-138.
-Colleen O’Manique, ‘Globalization and gendered vulnerabilities to HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa’ The Fourth Wave: Violence, Gender, Culture and HIV/AIDS in the 21stCentury. SSRC/UNESCO/UNFPA, 2009.
-Quentin Gausset, ‘AIDS and cultural practices in Africa: the case of Tonga (Zambia)’ SocialScience and Medicine 52 (2001) 509-518.
Answer the following 3 questions:
1) Barnett and Whiteside link their concept of ‘susceptibility’ to economic and cultural processes of globalization. Why would James Farrer (class 3) find their view of the economic link between ‘susceptibility’ and globalization incorrect?
2) Gausset argues that policy makers that design HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns should find the right balance between culture-relative and universal approaches of cultural practices concerning sexuality. What does he mean by this?
3)Colleen O’Manique tries to link global structural economic transformations, and their uneven impact on different places in the world, with divergent degrees of vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. The most difficult aspect of analyses like hers is how to link large-scale, structural processes to individual persons’ lives. Try to do this in writing about the life of an imaginary person somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. How is this person’s vulnerability to HIV/AIDS concretely shaped by the global structural economic transformations O’Manique writes about?