9780295998503-0295998504-Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community (Indigenous Confluences)

Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community (Indigenous Confluences)

ISBN-13: 9780295998503
ISBN-10: 0295998504
Author: Jolivette, Andrew J.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780295998503
ISBN-10: 0295998504
Author: Jolivette, Andrew J.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jolivette, Andrew J. wrote Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community (Indigenous Confluences) comprising 176 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0295998504 and 9780295998503. Since then Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community (Indigenous Confluences) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.73 or rent at the marketplace.

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The first book to examine the correlation between mixed-race identity and HIV/AIDS among Native American gay men and transgendered people, Indian Blood provides an analysis of the emerging and often contested LGBTQ "two-spirit" identification as it relates to public health and mixed-race identity.

Prior to contact with European settlers, most Native American tribes held their two-spirit members in high esteem, even considering them spiritually advanced. However, after contact - and religious conversion - attitudes changed and social and cultural support networks were ruptured. This discrimination led to a breakdown in traditional values, beliefs, and practices, which in turn pushed many two-spirit members to participate in high-risk behaviors. The result is a disproportionate number of two-spirit members who currently test positive for HIV.

Using surveys, focus groups, and community discussions to examine the experiences of HIV-positive members of San Francisco's two-spirit community, Indian Blood provides an innovative approach to understanding how colonization continues to affect American Indian communities and opens a series of crucial dialogues in the fields of Native American studies, public health, queer studies, and critical mixed-race studies.

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