At a crossroads: health and vulnerability in the era of HIV

Mills, Elizabeth (2018) At a crossroads: health and vulnerability in the era of HIV. In: Steele, Brent J and Heinze, Eric A (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Ethics in International Relations. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781315725932

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The contemporary modern age is marked less by relations that take place within national borders and far more by those that transcend these frontiers. This chapter presents ethnographic research on HIV in South Africa and Brazil alongside a literature in international relations (IR). It highlights how global institutions are themselves implicated in people's embodied vulnerability and how they draw attention to the intersecting forms of inequality, linked to race, class, and gender, that undermine improved and equitable health—with a focus on access to AIDS medicines—across the scale from the molecular to the global. Drawing on this ethnographic research in South Africa, alongside qualitative and secondary research in Brazil and India, the chapter details current debates in global health in light of the networked threads that weave HIV-positive women's embodied vulnerability into the governance of biomedical technologies and the technologies of governance.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
School of Global Studies > International Development
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 15:18
Last Modified: 01 May 2020 11:23
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