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L'Autre : porteur originel et/ou vecteur privilégié du VIH/SIDA (Chine populaire-Taiwan)

Abstract : The threat of an epidemic such as HIV/AIDS can revive crises of identity. In this context, links need to be made between groups and behaviour patterns and ideologies where communities are being exposed to rapid socio-economic and cultural changes, as it is the case in China and Taiwan. Against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, social perceptions of the illness are exacerbated by the presence of the 'Other', the 'stranger'. The term 'stranger' is used generically to include all those who are not ethnic Han Chinese, whether they are 'strangers' from other countries or 'strangers' who are Chinese nationals but not ethnic Han. This article explores two themes: Otherness base on the 'stranger' as metaphor, and AIDS in Chinese society. The latter theme reviews the current situation in China and Taiwan and then examines how the HIV virus is portrayed vis-à-vis inter-ethnic contacts and how the presence of the 'stranger' is portrayed in representations of HIV-AIDS in Taiwan.
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Evelyne Micollier. L'Autre : porteur originel et/ou vecteur privilégié du VIH/SIDA (Chine populaire-Taiwan). Autrepart - Revue de sciences sociales au Sud, 1999, 12, pp.73-86. ⟨ird-00445745⟩



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