Annotated Bibliography

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This post concerns my research into the relation between subculture and the HIV epidemic. Through this research I will learn about deeper connections between artifacts and the culture all around us. By finding these deeper connections this research will uncover the true meaning of the different cultures our materialistic world embodies, finding connections we wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. These connections found in the sources will bond together to form a bigger picture and therefore a better understanding of the HIV epidemic, and the subculture it embodies.

Source 1

Research Question: What is the relationship between club culture embodied  in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?

Source Used: Buckland, Fiona. Impossible dance: Club culture and queer world-making. Wesleyan University Press, 2002.

End Citation: The author Fiona Buckland is a researcher from Wesleyan University and discusses in the book the “improvised social dancing in queer clubs.” (Buckland 2) Buckland provides a multitude of interviews from people immersed in the club culture. This source was created to inform the general public of the under exposed side of queer clubs and the dancing involved there. This book would mostly interest those keen to learn more about queer club culture. Queer activists might find this information useful to help them develop their platform.

Supplemental Paragraph: I believe this source would be very useful in an analysis essay. This source covers a multitude of perspectives from people involved in club culture, which also includes a multitude of recognition of HIV positive people. Her subjects “deliberately constitute queer worlds that overlay, complement, and contradict official maps.(Buckland 28) This overlay and contradiction of official maps is perfect for an analysis essay since these queer worlds are under researched, new discoveries are bound to arise once delved into.

          Source 2

Research Question: What is the relationship between club culture embodied in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?

Source Used: Chen, Xi, et al. “Club drugs and HIV/STD infection: an exploratory analysis among men who have sex with men in Changsha, China.” PloS one 10.5 (2015): e0126320.

End Citation: The author Chen Xi and his associates work for the department of AIDS/STI control and prevention and discuss the use of drugs in clubs and its relation to the transmission of HIV/STD’s among men in China. The data in this article is based off cross sectional surveys by using self administered questionnaires, as well as data from blood samples taken from participants.This academic article was created to provide awareness of the spread of STD’s and help develop HIV prevention strategies. The target demographic for this article are primarily scientist, since this article is the property of the library of science. Those who would find this information useful include scientist’s wanting to further their own research by building off the data found in this article.

Supplemental Paragraph: This article is definitely a good source. It covers both the culture i’m exploring and it provides a relation between that culture and HIV/AIDS. With these connections already given, a deeper understanding of the research can development an even deeper relationship between this culture and HIV.

Source 3


Research Question: What is the relationship between club culture embodied in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?

Source Used: Valleroy, Linda A., et al. “HIV prevalence and associated risks in young men who have sex with men.” Jama 284.2 (2000): 198-204.

End Citation: The author Dr. Linda A. Valleroy is a researcher at the American Medical Association, she claims that the prevalence of HIV has remained high although it was believed to have peaked in the 80’s. The source is full of charts with data obtained via a cross sectional, multi state, venue-based survey that was approved by the CDC. The purpose of this article is to inform the researcher of what areas in HIV prevention need improvement, specifically demographically. The main audience for this article would be fellow researchers at the AMA, and statisticians. Researchers at the AMA would find this useful to build off of, maybe change the study for more accurate data, or update the information.

Supplemental Paragraph: I’d consider this article a valid source for a research project. This source is reliable and scholarly because it’s part of the American Medical Association. The only thing that would make you question it’s usefulness is the fact that it was published in 2000, making the data seem out of date. However, since I don’t know how long it takes before studies are considered out of date in the AMA you can’t be too sure. This source relates very well to my research question, via the studies conducted in it. The studies involved multiple venues, including night clubs. This creates a segue into analyzing the impact of club culture over other types of cultures that are intertwined within.

Source 4

Research Question: What is the relationship between family identity embodied in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?

Source Used:  DeMatteo, Dale, et al. “The’family’context of HIV: a need for comprehensive health and social policies.” Aids Care 14.2 (2002): 261-278.

End Citation: Dematteo works in pediatrics at the hospital for sick children, he explains how being an HIV/AIDS positive adult or child affects family and social life. This paper is filled with reports on the findings from a multi state psycho-social study, and includes qualitative analysis. This chapter was written in a book about aids care so scientist’s could understand the affect of HIV/AIDS on family life. The people most likely to read this are doctors since it can be found in a medical journal. The uses for this source include doctors wanting to better inform their patients of what to expect with a HIV/AIDS diagnosis.

Supplemental Paragraph: I found this source to be informative and scholarly, and therefore useful. This source speaks to my inquiry very well. It establishes a direct connection between family and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”Qualitative analysis revealed a number of themes including: a complex web of personal, health and family concerns; the needs of children; family finances; disclosure dilemmas; and social experiences and challenges. These themes reflect an intricate and dynamic picture of parental and family life for adults and children living with HIV infection.” (Dematteo 261) These themes allow for a greater analysis in how ubiquitous both HIV and family identity truly are. Looking deeper into universality of HIV and family identity would lead to the discovery of unlikely connections.

Source 5

Research Question: What is the relationship between family identity embodied in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?

Source Used: Matshidze, P. & Mashamba, T. “Challenges faced by a South African royal family in preventing the spread of HIV.” African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December 2015 (Supplement 1:1), 11-21.

End Citation: The writers Matshidze and Mashamba who are both researchers at the university of Venda declare that both sexual and cultural practices can contribute to the spread of HIV. The article is littered with interviews and data analyzed using thematic content analysis. This article was published to open a discussion about how HIV/AIDS spreads because of culture and how it could be prevented. The target audience for this article are those interested in African physical, health education, recreation, and dance because it is published in the African journal of AJPHES. This source could be viable for any royal family living in south Africa who would like to better understand why HIV/AIDS is prevalent in their tribe and how it could be prevented.

Supplemental Paragraph: I believe this source to be very supportive of my research. This article is related beautifully to my chosen research because it relates cultural values to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The author mentions a direct impact of family identity and its impact on AIDS in this quote. “Participants’ concern has been observed by Izama (2003) who states that ‘if one partner becomes infected with HIV, the man would distribute the infection to all wives in the polygamous marriage.'(Matshidze,Mashamba 5).”  This source has many examples of how family culture/identity can affect the spread of HIV/AIDS, leading me to believe this is a sound source.

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