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Surviving HIV/AIDS in the Inner City How Resourceful Latinas Beat the Odds by Sabrina Marie Chase
  

Surviving HIV/AIDS in the Inner City How Resourceful Latinas Beat the Odds

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Surviving HIV/AIDS in the Inner City How Resourceful Latinas Beat the Odds by Sabrina Marie Chase

Based on her work with minority women living in Newark, New Jersey, Sabrina Marie Chase illuminates the hidden traps and land mines burdening our current health care system as a whole. For the women she studied, alliances with doctors, nurses, and social workers could literally mean the difference between life and death. By applying the theories of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu to the day-to-day experiences of HIV-positive Latinas, Chase explains why some struggled and even died while others flourished and thrived under difficult conditions. These gripping, true-life stories advocate for those living with chronic illness who depend on the health care safety net. Through her exploration of life and death among Newark's resourceful women, Chase provides the groundwork for inciting positive change in the U.S. health care system.

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In this original and interdisciplinary book, Chase illuminates the unequal treatment faced by the Puerto Rican women she studied and creates compassion for the hardships that they faced. --Michele Tracy Berger author of The Intersectional Approach (01/01/2099)


About the Author

SABRINA MARIE CHASE is a medical anthropologist specializing in family medicine and racial and ethnic health care disparities. She is a health care researcher at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th January 2012

Author

Sabrina Marie Chase

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Publisher

Rutgers University Press

Format

Paperback
228 pages

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ISBN

9780813553559

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