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By Stephanie Kane

What do executive well-being rules, critical American rituals, blue- and white-collar staff, HIV, and the warfare on medicines have in universal with mayhem, homicide, and different social evils? AIDS Alibis is a clean, astute - in a be aware, hip - research of that commonality.

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It was cold. Loki invited them into his car. We were in the front and they got in the back. Loki explained the project. Hoping for a warm break, the woman asked if they could go to the station for an interview. Loki said he didn't make no arrangements with the woman; it was the man he talked to. Loki addressed the man, eventually getting him to agree to come. They followed us in their car as we tried to drop Loki's son off at the babysitter a couple of blocks away. She wasn't there, so they followed us back to his house.

They also offer insight into the ways in which the media Page 17 propel stories into the in boxes on state prosecutors' desks and help inspire the passage of new legislation and more intensive police power. The connection between law and social change has to be examined in the context of ordinary social life (Falk Moore 1973, 78). For belter or worse, mass media's information and exaggerations are an influential part of the process. I do not trace the lines of legal argument at issue here, but rather, I present a range of human experiences that together characterize the phenomena.

Without institutional change, the virus wins. And that's why most of the money allocated to this epidemic gets poured into the search for a pharmaceutical cure, the magic that will solve the problem while allowing the distribution of power and health to remain more or less the same. The National Commission on AIDS (1992, 11) has warned: "We cannot continue to teach individuals about the dangers of certain behaviors as if they choose to engage in them indiscriminately. We would do well to take account of social forces and institutions that Page 34 undermine individuals' capacity to adopt and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

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