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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Miss Giulia Zoccatelli

BA in Chinese Studies, MA (Laurea Specialistica) in Anthropology at Ca' Foscari University, Venice (Italy)


Giulia Zoccatelli
Miss Giulia Zoccatelli
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Thesis title:
Globalizing Empowerment: an ethnography of AIDS and civil society in post-socialist China (working title)
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PhD Research

Based on thirteen months of ethnographic research among community-based organizations heroin users and sex workers in China’s Yunnan Province, in my project I wish to explore the interface between global, national and grassroots responses to the HIV pandemic in the PRC. By looking closely at the assemblage (Collier and Ong 2005) of discourses and daily practices that has cobbled around China’s adoption of the international humanitarian principle of Greater Involvement of People with AIDS (GIPA), my work thus tries to address the following broad questions.
How is “the global” that is woven into the universalizing idioms of international humanitarian principles taken up, refashioned and rearticulated into people and institutions’ lives in the PRC? How are global strategies and ideas about health and its management relieved and enacted on the grassroots level in the context of contemporary post-socialist China?.