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Elizabeth Pisani

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The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS (2008)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This was a fascinating look at the human and political complexities involved in public health efforts to deal with HIV. Though the author seemed at times to want to shock the reader (to some extent you really can judge this book by its title and cover), overall the discussion was...
Kearifan Pelacur: Kisah Gelap di Balik Bisnis Seks dan Narkoba (2008)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Elizabeth Pisani is witty, scathing, funny and knowledgeable about what she writes in The Wisdom of Whores. The book threads its way through her experiences of gathering blood samples from prostitutes, gay men, their clients and drug injectors across Asia and also lays bare the s...
La sabiduría de las putas. Burócratas, burdeles y el negocio del sida (2012)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Really good, surprisingly gripping read. Pisani is a little off-putting in the opening pages (along the lines of 'this was the prime of my youth and weren't we all bright-young-things'), but she progresses to discussing the epidemic of HIV, the government/NGO responses and the co...
Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation (2014)
4.26 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: ‘Indonesia’s diversity is not just geographic and cultural; different groups are essentially living at different points in human history, all at the same time.’Indonesia is a country of between 13,466 and 17, 504 islands, depending on whose figures you accept. Of this number, be...
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