Social Networks, Drug Injectors’ Lives, and HIV/AIDS

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Author: Samuel R. Friedman,Richard Curtis,Alan Neaigus,Benny Jose,Don C. Des Jarlais

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306471612

Category: Medical

Page: 277

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Social Networks, Drug Injectors' Lives, and HIV/AIDS recognizes HIV as a socially structured disease - its transmission usually requires intimate contact between individuals - and shows how social networks shape high-risk behaviors and the spread of HIV. The authors recount the groundbreaking use of social network methods, ethnographic direct-observation techniques, and in-depth interviews in their study of a drug-using community in Brooklyn, New York. They provide a detailed documentary of the lives of community members. They describe drug-use, the affects of poverty and homelessness, the acquisition of money and drugs, and social relationships within the group. Social Networks, Drug Injectors' Lives, and HIV/AIDS shows that social networks and contexts are of crucial importance in understanding and fighting the AIDS epidemic. These findings should revitalize prevention efforts and reshape social policy.

The Proceedings

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Author: American Council on Consumer Interests. Conference

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Consumers

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Designing Our Descendants

The Promises and Perils of Genetic Modifications

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Author: Audrey R. Chapman,Mark S. Frankel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801872310

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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The Human Genome Project, discoveries in molecular biology, and new reproductive technologies have advanced our understanding of how genetic science may be used to treat persons with genetic disorders. Greater knowledge may also make possible genetic interventions to "enhance" normal human characteristics, such as height, hair or eye color, strength, or memory, as well as the transmittal of such modifications to future generations. The prospect of inheritable genetic modifications, or IGMs, whether for therapeutic or enhancement purposes, raises complex scientific, ethical, and regulatory issues. Designing Our Descendants presents twenty essays by physicians, scientists, philosophers, theologians, lawyers, and policy analysts addressing these issues from diverse perspectives. In three sections, the authors discuss the short- and long-term scientific feasibility of IGM technology; ethical and religious issues related to safety, justice, morality, reproductive rights, and enhancement; and regulatory issues including the necessity of public input and oversight and the influence of commercialization. Their goal is to open a dialogue engaging not only scholars and scientists but also government officials and concerned citizens. The authors conclude that while IGM cannot be carried out safely and responsibly on humans utilizing current methods, it is important to begin public discussion now to determine whether, and if so how, to proceed. -- Eric M. Meslin, Indiana University

Lok Sabha Debates

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Author: India. Parliament. House of the People

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

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Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Words of Welfare

The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty

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Author: Sanford Schram

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816625789

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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It has been suggested that policy analysis has come to serve the needs of the state at the expense of the citizens. This book offers a critique of how welfare policy is analyzed and set in the USA, illustrating that how we study issues affects what ultimately gets done about them.

Essential Readings in Health Behavior

Theory and Practice

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Author: Mark Cameron Edberg,Associate Professor the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Mark Edberg

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449617557

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Essential Readings in Health Behavior: Theory and Practice is ideal as a companion to the textbook Essentials of Health Behavior. It complements the text in several ways: First, it offers selections from readings referred to and outlined in the text. Second, the annotations introducing the readings provide guidance and tie them to themes outlined in the basic text. Third, the readings provides students and the instructor with options for exploring issues in more depth. Finally, the reader includes case-related articles concerning ways in which the theoretical approaches to behavior have been applied in real-world settings both successfully and unsuccessfully."

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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