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AIDS and apocalypticism: interpretations of the epidemic in Papua New Guinea

Eves, Richard

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There has been little research into how the diverse cultures within Papua New Guinea interpret, represent and understand the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Using qualitative ethnographic research, this study examines how incoming ideas about AIDS relate to the existing cultural frameworks of a rural Christian community. Although Lelet respondents in New Ireland have recourse to indigenous conceptions, apocalyptic Christianity is the most influential framework in their understanding of AIDS. Two...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85727
Source: Culture, Health and Sexuality
DOI: 10.1080/136910501171706

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