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HIV/AIDS, beersellers and critical community health psychology in Cambodia: a case study

Lubek, Ian and Lee, Helen and Kros, Sarath and Wong, Mee Lian and Van Merode, Tiny and Liu, James and McCreanor, Tim and Idema, Roel and Campbell, Catherine (2014) HIV/AIDS, beersellers and critical community health psychology in Cambodia: a case study. Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (1). pp. 110-116. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

This case study illustrates a participatory framework for confronting critical community health issues using ‘grass-roots’ research-guided community-defined interventions. Ongoing work in Cambodia has culturally adapted research, theory and practice for particular, local health-promotion responses to HIV/AIDS, alcohol abuse and other challenges in the community of Siem Reap. For resource-poor communities in Cambodia, we recycle such ‘older’ concepts as ‘empowerment’ and ‘action research’. We re-imagine community health psychology, when confronted with ‘critical’, life-and-death issues, as adjusting its research and practices to local, particular ontological and epistemological urgencies of trauma, morbidity and mortality.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://hpq.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 by SAGE Publications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Identification Number: 10.1177/1359105313500253
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 15:01
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 11:14
Funders: MAC AIDS Fund, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation and fundraising with the Stephen Lewis Foundation DARE Campaign, Cherida Fraser and associates, Khmer communities of Sydney and Toronto
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/55276

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