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Globalization and its methodological discontents: Contextualizing globalization through the study of HIV/AIDS

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2011
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Title
Globalization and its methodological discontents: Contextualizing globalization through the study of HIV/AIDS
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-7-29
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Authors

Garrett W Brown, Ronald Labonté

Abstract

There remains considerable discontent between globalization scholars about how to conceptualize its meaning and in regards to epistemological and methodological questions concerning how we can come to understand how these processes ultimately operate, intersect and transform our lives. This article argues that to better understand what globalization is and how it affects issues such as global health, we must take a differentiating approach, which focuses on how the multiple processes of globalization are encountered and informed by different social groups and with how these encounters are experienced within particular contexts. The article examines the heuristic properties of qualitative field research as a means to help better understand how the intersections of globalization are manifested within particular locations. To do so, the article focuses on three recent case studies conducted on globalization and HIV/AIDS and explores how these cases can help us to understand the contextual permutations involved within the processes of globalization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 80 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 27%
Student > Bachelor 14 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Researcher 9 11%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 4 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 34 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Other 15 18%
Unknown 5 6%

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#7,834,524
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