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

Lubek, Ian, Lee, Helen, Kros, Sarath, Wong, Mee Lian, Van Merode, Tiny, Liu, James, McCreanor, Tim, 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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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
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Additional Information: © 2014 by SAGE Publications
Library of Congress subject classification: 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
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
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 15:01

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