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AIDS Research: Issues for Anthropological Theory, Method, and Practice

WGF Symposium #111 Group Shot

June 25 - July 1, 1990
The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado


PUBLICATION:    The Time of AIDS (Gilbert Herdt and Shirley Lindenbaum, Eds.) Sage Publications, 1992


bookcoverPaul Abramson (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Virginia Berridge (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
Ralph Bolton (Pomona College, USA)
Joseph Carrier (Orange County Health Care Agency, USA)
Paul Farmer (Harvard Medical School, USA)
Ronald Frankenberg (Keele University/ Brunel University, UK)
John Gagnon (State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA)
Gilbert Herdt, organizer (University of Chicago, USA)
Richard K. Herrell, monitor (University of Chicago, USA)
Stephanie Kane (Independent Scholar, USA)
Martin P. Levine (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/ Bloomfield College, USA)
Shirley Lindenbaum, organizer (City University of New York, Graduate Center, USA)
Richard G. Parker (State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Ernest Quimby (Howard University, USA)
Brooke G. Schoepf (Project CONNAISSIDA/ Radcliffe College, USA)
Sydel Silverman (Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA)
Paula A. Treichler (University of Illinois, USA)


This conference brought together sixteen scholars from anthropology and the social sciences who have conducted significant research on theoretical and methodological aspects of AIDS over the past few years. The primary aim of the conference was to critically examine how AIDS research has challenged theoretical approaches and concepts, and methodological approaches and assumptions, in anthropology. In all, nine anthropologists, three sociologists, two social historians, one linguist and one psychologist participated.