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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Schol, Print UK; 2 edition (1 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403997683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403997685
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 512,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'...a unique and important book. It is accessible, innovative and far-sighted. This is the most important recent book to understand the longterm consequences of AIDS in Africa.' - Peter Piot, Executive Director UNAIDS

'Literally dozens of potential research questions emerge from almost every chapter. This book ought to be at the side of any social scientist wanting to conduct systematic work on HIV/AIDS.' - Dr Robert Mattes, Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Cape Town, Journal of South African Studies

'The foundation text for postgraduate courses on AIDS and development, AIDS and politics and so on... the best reference book for those who are - or should be - grappling with the implications of AIDS in development planning, business and public affairs.' - Alex de Waal, London Review of Books

'...the single best introduction to the global pandemic and its consequences. It is clear, thorough, and authoritative. ...this is a must-read for policy-makers, scientists, and the general public.' - Craig Calhoun, President, Social Science Research Council, USA

'...a powerful book which needs to be read by all senior African politicians and policy makers. It is honest about the scale of the pandemic and the problems we face in addressing it but there is a real message of hope. We can beat this disease.' - KY Amoako, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

'...the book presents important ideas and presents eloquently and thoroughly the arguments of emerging thinking around the impact of the disease on society.' - African Security Review

This is an outstandingly written book with a wealth of information that makes it priority reading for policy makers, students, and anyone who is concerned about or studying the relationship between poverty, inequality, and infectious diseases. A highly recommended book for all libraries.' - H.Robert Malinowsky, AIDS Book Review Journal

'This book should be read by every businessman, not only in Africa, throughout the world - because it uncovers in new and more meaningful ways the terrifying global, social and economic impact of HIV/AIDS...[It] breaks fresh ground by offering solid reasoning why the conventional wisdom that relates wealth and poverty to the extremes of HIV/AIDS prevalence needs to be revisited.' - African Business

'...even the most casual reader will be struck by the global tragedy of AIDS...' - Harold W. Jaffe, New England Journal of Medicine

'The book is a very rich resource - a 'must read' for students, HIV/AIDS activists, social science researchers, public health experts, policy makers and programmers.' - Oluwole Odutolu, International Journal of Health Planning and Management

'This is an important and wide-ranging book which fills a series of gaps in current understandings of the origin and impact of HIV/AIDS.' - Catherine Campbell, Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science, Development in Practice

'AIDS in the Twenty-First Century explains the background to the epidemic, and explores why Africa has been hit so hard and why some countries have been hit harder than others. Reading this book will shock you into an understanding of the long - perhaps century-long - impact we are all going to feel from this disease. - New Agriculturist On-line

'Aimed at a general audience, this is a valuable and well-written addition to the literature on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, commonly dominated by biomedical and epidemiological perspectives.' - John Bongaarts and Geoffrey McNicoll, Population and Development Review

' extremely useful starting point for all students, scholars, policy makers, and practitioners interested in HIV/AIDS. It is a very good reference book to have on the shelf.' - Jelke Boesten, African Affairs

About the Author

TONY BARNETT is ESRC Professorial Research Fellow at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, UK, and a Co-Director of the Mackinder Centre for the Study of Long Wave Events. His other publications on this subject include AIDS in Africa: Its Present and Future Impact (with Piers Blaikie, 1992), The Effect of HIV/AIDS on Farming Systems in Eastern Africa, Economics of AIDS and Access to Care in Developing Countries (edited with Jean-Paul Moatti and others) and HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Reversing the Epidemic - Facts and Policy Options (co-author). In 2003, Tony Barnett was awarded the Lucy Mair Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute, and in 2004 was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the UK Government's Foresight Project on the Detection and Identification of Infectious Diseases. He has provided policy advice to many UN and bilateral agencies.

ALAN WHITESIDE was an Overseas Development Institute Fellow from 1980 to 1983 when he joined the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa. He is a Professor and Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division which he established in 1998. He has numerous publications including the best selling AIDS: The Challenge for South Africa (co-author with Clem Sunter, 2000). From 2003 to 2005 he was a Commissioner for the United Nations Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa and was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Southampton University, UK, and a Visiting Professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. He is a member of the International AIDS Society Governing Council.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "jacibel" on 13 May 2003
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The best book I've read on the subject of AIDS. The authors approach the subject from a pragmatic and proactive perspective, showing how the epidemic has highlighted social, economic and political challenges in the developing world, and providing input on possible solutions. The search for a cure for AIDS is only part of the challenge. This book is extremely well researched and referenced, unbiased and not afraid to state facts as they are. AIDS is much more than a set of diseases, it is a wake up call to the world.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By pingu on 4 Aug. 2003
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a very powerfull book, it makes you think beyond the disease and look at the causes and effects. well rounded and easy to read this book is full of facts that are well presented in a format that the "layman" can enjoy. it makes a subject that is far removed from our life and often depressing hard to put down.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miss S Peiris on 13 Mar. 2006
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I am doing a course on HIV/AIDS and Development as part of my University Degree, and this was one of the core texts given on our reading list. It's easy to see why- It offers you a new more sociological dimension from which to look at the issue of AIDS. It also links AIDS to the core development debate- and communicates more then effectively, the implications and consequences that AIDS carries for "Third World" Development. It has now become impossible to discuss the issue of Development in the Third World, without discussing AIDS. And so, this book becomes doubly important.
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This is a book l am using in one of my Masters module and it is a very enlighening book. I would highly recommend it to people who has an interest in understandig HIV/AIDS.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The best comprehensive treatment of HIV/AIDS 6 Sept. 2002
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Tony Barnett and Alan Whieside have done a fantastic job of placing the issue of HIV/AIDS within a comprehensive context. It is easy to read, well researched, thoughtful in it's analysis, and comprehensive - that is, it places the pandemic amidst the global forces that are affecting it and which must be understood if we're to successfully turn the tide. I am recommending it to many of my colleagues! It is the best book I have read to-date on the most challenging crisis facing the human family.
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A rare focus on the social and economic context 22 Oct. 2002
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This is the only book-length exploration of the social and economic context of the the HIV/AIDS epidemics. What comes through is that the authors are not journalists who dashed off a book on AIDS, but longtime researchers, with world-ranging experience.
WHile well documented, it is readable. The next college level course I teach on contemporary issues will surely include this as required reading. My students will thank me for it.
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