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Teaching AIDS

The Cultural Politics of HIV Disease in India


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About this book


This book approaches the subject of AIDS pedagogy by analysing the complex links between representation or discourse, ideology, power relations and practices of self, understood from the perspective of embodiment. While there is a fairly large amount of literature available on the social, economic, psychological and policy dimensions of the epidemic, there is virtually nothing on its cultural politics. As a critique of the national AIDS pedagogy, this book attempts to fill the gap. It addresses important issues in cultural studies, body studies, medical humanities, disease control policy and behaviour change communication strategies.  This book will be of interest to researchers and students of culture studies and social sciences, especially social anthropology, community health, health management. and gender studies.


public health education AIDS awareness national AIDS pedagogy AIDS and the law in India media representations of AIDS disease narratives AIDS cinema in India strategic and tactical pedagogies

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  1. 1.Department of Cultural StudiesEnglish and Foreign Languages UniversityHyderabadIndia

About the authors

Dilip Kumar Das is Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at The English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. He is a recipient of a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and a South Asia Regional Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, New York. His research area is interdisciplinary body studies, and he has published essays on the social dimensions of disease.

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