In the context of the Cuban Revolution, which has otherwise brought about significant advances in social programmes, this book analyzes Cuba's practice of quarantining HIV patients. It focuses on efforts to introduce sex education in schools and to change current attitudes, arguing that the oppressive treatment of homosexuals is a reflection of a society which lacks political rights, and in particular the right to dissent.
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"The way in which any nation responds to a disease such as AIDS 'reveals its deepest cultural, social, and moral values,' " posits Leiner (education, Queens Coll., CUNY) in this latest volume of his ongoing study of social and educational changes in Cuba since the Revolution of 1959, which he began with Children Are the Revolution: Day Care in Cuba ( LJ 5/15/74). The extremely readable text, extensively footnoted, explores the complex relationships of AIDS, homosexuality, homophobia, socialism, the devaluation of women, Catholicism, and machismo in a country where AIDS is "by far, an epidemic spread through sexual contacts among heterosexuals." Rejecting the benefits of education and quarantining people who test HIV-positive, a misguided denial of human rights, is representative of Cuba's current crisis. For Latin American and AIDS collections.
- James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P . L.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Westview Press, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110813321220
Descrizione libro Westview Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0813321220 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1337135
Descrizione libro Westview Press, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0813321220