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The Resource Ashamed to die : silence, denial, and the AIDS epidemic in the South, Andrew J. Skerritt

Ashamed to die : silence, denial, and the AIDS epidemic in the South, Andrew J. Skerritt

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Ashamed to die : silence, denial, and the AIDS epidemic in the South
Title
Ashamed to die
Title remainder
silence, denial, and the AIDS epidemic in the South
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Skerritt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By focusing on a small town in South Carolina, this study of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the South reveals the hard truths of an ongoing and complex issue. Skerritt contends that the United States has failed to adequately address the threat of HIV and AIDS in communities of color and that taboos about love, race, and sexuality-combined with Southern conservatism, white privilege, and black oppression-continue to create an unacceptable death toll. The heartbreak of America's failure comes alive through case studies of individuals such as Carolyn, a wild child whose rebellion coincided with the advent of AIDS, and Nita, a young woman searching for love and trapped in an abusive relationship. The results are most visible at the town's segregated burial ground where dozens of young black men and women who have died from AIDS are laid to rest. Not only a call to action and awareness, this is a true story of how persons of faith, enduring love, and limitless forgiveness can inspire others by serving as guides for poor communities facing a public health threat burdened with conflicting moral and social conventions"--
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Skerritt, Andrew J
Dewey number
362.196/979200975
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643.84.S85
LC item number
S54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • AIDS (Disease)
  • African Americans
  • Social medicine
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
  • History
  • Health
Label
Ashamed to die : silence, denial, and the AIDS epidemic in the South, Andrew J. Skerritt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-297) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 p.
Isbn
9781569768143
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011016724
Other physical details
ill
System control number
(DLC) 2011016724
Label
Ashamed to die : silence, denial, and the AIDS epidemic in the South, Andrew J. Skerritt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-297) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 p.
Isbn
9781569768143
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011016724
Other physical details
ill
System control number
(DLC) 2011016724

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