The Political Economy of AIDS Among Drug Users in the United States: Beyond Blaming the Victim or Powerful OthersAmerican Anthropologist
AbstractIn AIDS research, political economy commonly refers to the holistic description of the contexts in which HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is transmitted as well as to a political strategy for redirecting blame from victims to powerful others. This article suggests that a more fully developed political-economic theory should undertake a Marxism-inspired reexamination of the principles of social reproduction through which human relationships are created in capitalist cosmology.
Citation InformationRobert G. Carlson. "The Political Economy of AIDS Among Drug Users in the United States: Beyond Blaming the Victim or Powerful Others" American Anthropologist Vol. 98 Iss. 2 (1996) p. 266 - 278 ISSN: 1548-1433
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