By Dan Allman, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
This article looks at social inclusion from a sociological perspective. It argues that sociology complements biological and other natural order explanations of social stratification. The article interrogates a variety of forms of social integration, including ostracism within 5th century b.c. Greece, 19th-century solidarism, and Goffman’s mid-20th-century work on stigma. It does so to demonstrate how in each of these contexts, social inclusion and exclusion can function as apparati that problematize people on the margins, and by extension, contribute to their governance and control. The article proposes that sociology provides a valuable orientation from which to consider social inclusion because it illuminates how social integration maintains and manages the ways in which people move about and through their socially stratified worlds.
UNICEF has released 1000-word expert Commentaries that examine the most compelling issues around the social drivers of HIV: prevention, protection, and gender, expounding why addressing them is now critical to achieving a generation free from HIV and AIDS.
In conjunction with their 25 minute video, The Debate, UNICEF has released 1000-word expert Commentaries that examine the most compelling issues around the social drivers of HIV: prevention, protection, and gender, expounding why addressing them is now critical to achieving a generation free from HIV and AIDS.
HIV/AIDS: Behaviour Change, Social Protection, Inequality and Hope by Tony Barnett, Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science;
Striving for Better Results for Adolescents: Advancing HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support by Craig McClure, Chief, HIV/AIDS Section, Associate Director, Programmes at UNICEF;
The End of AIDS: Biomedical Technologies and Social Determinants - Ever the Twain Shall Meet? by Judith D. Auerbach, Sociologist and Independent Science and Policy Consultant.
A South African Perspective on Gender Inequality, Violence, Sexual Health and HIV by Rachel Jewkes, Director, Gender & Health Unit , South African Medical Research Council
Kimberly Gray, Liviana Calzavara, Wangari Tharao, Ashley Johns, Ann Burchell, Robert S. Remis, Ted Myers, Carol Swantee, and Catherine Chalin. 2008. The HIV Social, Behavioural, and Epidemiological Studies Unit, University of Toronto.
Communities from countries where HIV prevalence is high are also disproportionally affected by HIV/AIDS in Canada. In Ontario, trends indicate HIV prevalence among individuals from countries where HIV is endemic increased 72% from 2001 to 2006. Furthermore, a preliminary analysis suggested that cumulatively 22-59% of HIV-positive individuals from these countries had contracted the virus after arriving in Canada. The East African Health Study in Toronto (EAST), a community-academic partnership, was the first large-scale Canadian survey of African communities from countries where HIV is endemic. EAST was conducted in response to the lack of population-based data
necessary to assess HIV-related issues in these communities, and to assist in the development of intervention programs and strategies.
English Factsheet - East African Health Study in Toronto (EAST)
Lessons Learned from East African Health Study in Toronto (EAST)
John de Wit
University of New South Wales (UNSW). Dec 8, 2011.
As the world commemorates the thirty year fight against HIV this year, UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, has called for a ‘prevention revolution’ to stop new infections. Thirty years on, Australia is still well positioned to take the lead in HIV behavioural prevention, writes NCHSR Director Prof John de Wit in an opinion piece released by UNSW yesterday. It is possible for Australia to become one of the first developed nations where infection rates are going down, but this requires investment in a new generation of behavioural prevention programs, according to Prof de Wit.
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Melissa Hope Ditmore; Dan Allman
Health Education Research 2011; doi: 10.1093/her/cyq087
This study investigated sex workers’ knowledge and beliefs about research ethics and good participatory practices (GPP) and the perspectives of sex workers on research participation.