By Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.
From the Athenian flu pandemic to the Black loss of life to AIDS, this large two-volume set bargains a sociocultural, old, and clinical examine infectious illnesses and their position in human historical past from Neolithic occasions to the current. approximately three hundred entries conceal person illnesses (such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, and SARS); significant epidemics (such because the Black demise, 16th-century syphilis, cholera within the 19th century, and the Spanish Flu of 1918-19); environmental elements (such as ecology, shuttle, poverty, wealth, slavery, and war); and historic and cultural results of illness (such because the courting of Romanticism to Tuberculosis, the last of London theaters in the course of plague epidemics, and the impact of venereal illness on social reform). Editor Joseph P. Byrne, including an advisory board of experts and over a hundred students, study scientists, and clinical practitioners from thirteen nations, has produced a uniquely interdisciplinary remedy of the ways that illnesses pestilence, and plagues have affected human existence. basic resource sidebars, over 70 illustrations, a thesaurus, and an intensive print and nonprint bibliography around out the paintings.
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AIDS, Literature, and the Arts in the United States unregulated, illustrating the ongoing tension between personal liberty and the community’s right to coerce healthful behavior. Exacerbating the problem has been the widespread use of the drug methamphetamine, which in the twenty-ﬁrst century has fueled a return to unsafe sex with multiple partners in bathhouses. It has been a hard-won truth that AIDS in America is best prevented in the twentyﬁrst century with traditional, twentieth-century public health techniques.
Thus, any assessment of HIV vulnerability has to include global, national, regional, and community factors that inﬂuence or exacerbate personal vulnerability. Thus the political, cultural, social, and economic contexts—and particularly the colonial economy based on labor migration—made Sub-Saharan Africa susceptible to the rapid spread of the epidemic. These factors result in situations of powerlessness of individuals and communities at large. The impacts of HIV/AIDS on the critical infrastructures that sustain the security, stability, and viability of modern nation-states are manifold.
And Suzanne Poirier, eds. Writing AIDS: Gay Literature, Language, and Analysis. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993. Nelson, Emmanuel S. AIDS: The Literary Response. Boston: Twayne, 1992. 17 18 Air and Epidemic Diseases Pastore, Judith Laurence. Confronting AIDS through Literature: The Responsibilities of Representation. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993. Sontag, Susan. AIDS and Its Metaphors. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1989. Treichler, Paula. How to Have Theory in an Epidemic.
Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues 2 volumes by Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.