Resisting Global AIDS Knowledges: Born-Again Christian Narratives of the Epidemic from Papua New Guinea

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    Abstract

    The recognition that HIV prevention materials need to be adapted to local cultures is not often sufficiently understood and applied. Counter discourses and determined disputation about the best means of HIV prevention show that success is not simply a matter of mindfully translating globally sanctioned knowledge and presenting it to receptive audiences. Beliefs contrary to global AIDS knowledges will not be displaced inevitably by scientific facts. As this study of born-again Christians in Papua New Guinea shows, there is incommensurability between the globalized approach preferred by the government and the approach of these Christians. The answer may lie in two words: respect and dialogue.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)61-76
    JournalMedical Anthropology: Cross-cultural Studies in Health and Illness
    Volume31
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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