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HIV ExceptionalismDevelopment through Disease in Sierra Leone$
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Adia Benton

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692422

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.001.0001

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Exceptional Life, Exceptional Suffering

Exceptional Life, Exceptional Suffering

Enumerating HIV’s Truths

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(p.42) 2 Exceptional Life, Exceptional Suffering
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HIV Exceptionalism
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Adia Benton

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.003.0003

Chapter 2 explains how ideas about Sierra Leone’s civil war and various accounting practice (techniques of enumeration and stories of suffering) are produced and circulated about the epidemic in Sierra Leone, and how these practices shape HIV-positive people’s claims about their exceptionality.

Keywords:   Global health, HIV/AIDS, Gender, Sierra Leone, Post-conflict development, Exceptionalism, Anthropology, Ethnography of aid

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