Princeton University Library Catalog

The wisdom of whores : bureaucrats, brothels, and the business of AIDS / Elizabeth Pisani.

Author:
Pisani, Elizabeth [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Εdition:
1st American ed.
Description:
xvii, 372 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"In this breakneck ride through the red-light districts of East Asia and other hotspots in the flamboyant world of AIDS prevention, writer-scientist Elizabeth Pisani dishes on both friends and enemies in the battles where she has been on the front lines for more than a decade." "Pisani's swashbuckling wit takes no prisoners, as she exposes both those who think AIDS can be prevented by preaching abstinence to sex workers and those who see AIDS as a development problem or who try to apply frameworks of privacy developed in the gay bathhouses of San Francisco to the rest of the world. All over the world, Pisani makes clear, lives are lost because both governments and nongovernmental organizations wish to avoid the fact that people continue to pursue pleasure in defiance of common sense."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-363) and index.
Contents:
Preface: The Accidental Epidemiologist -- 1. Cooking Up an Epidemic -- 2. Landscapes of Desire -- 3. The Honesty Box -- 4. The Naked Truth -- 5. Sacred Cows -- 6. Articles of Faith -- 7. HIV Shoots Up -- 8. Ants in the Sugar-Bowl -- 9. Full Circle.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780393066623 (hardcover)
  • 0393066622 (hardcover)
LCCN:
2007051396
OCLC:
181139443
Other standard number:
  • 99934953795
RCP:
C - S