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Abstract: HIV/AIDS and Culture: Implications for Policy, Carol Jenkins

September 19, 2011 by


Abstracted by Brian J. Delas Armas Carol Jenkins’ article is a response to the discourses of HIV/AIDS prevention which state one of three things: that culturally-appropriate messages will reach people, that cultural traits must change, or that individual sexual behaviors need to change.   Jenkins takes special aim at the third discourse, saying that it is […]

Abstract and Notes: Relationships between Theoretical and Applied and Anthropology: A Public Health Analysis, George M Foster

September 18, 2011 by


Abstracted by Brian J. Delas Armas Foster’s article represents an attempt to justify the work of applied Anthropology in the context of the 1950s.  He says that the ambivalence towards engaging in Applied Anthro was premised on the compromise of the scientific integrity of their work.  Attempting to assert the scientific applicability of the discipline, […]

Humor on “Ethnic” People and Political Correctness

September 8, 2011 by


If there’s a phrase that strikes a nerve of annoyance in me, it’s the phrase “political correctness.” It’s a phrase used by individuals who “just” want to have fun mostly with people who do not come from their racial or ethnic categories, implying that by calling for the powers that be to remove something or […]