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Movement, knowledge, emotion : gay activism and HIV/AIDS in Australia

Author: Jennifer Power
Publisher: Acton, ACT, Australia : Australian National University E Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about community activism around HIV/AIDS in Australia. It looks at the role that the gay community played in the social, medical and political response to the virus. Drawing conclusions about the cultural impact of social movements, the author argues that AIDS activism contributed to improving social attitudes towards gay men and lesbians in Australia, while also challenging some entrenched cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Power, Jennifer.
Movement, knowledge, emotion.
Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011
(OCoLC)743298072
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Power
ISBN: 9781921862397 1921862394
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 743299013
Notes: UC Merced Library notes:
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Ebook Central Academic Complete
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 205 pages)
Contents: Part 1: Fear and morality. The 'homosexual cancer': AIDS = gay --
Innocent identities --
Part 2: (Mis)trust and medicine. Public health and AIDS activism --
Treatment action --
Part 3: Grief and activism. Rites of belonging: The AIDS Memorial Quilt --
Epilogue: Bug chasers and criminals.
Other Titles: Gay activism and HIV/AIDS in Australia
Responsibility: Jennifer Power.
Local System Bib Number:
743299013
(OCoLC)743299013
ocn743299013

Abstract:

"This book is about community activism around HIV/AIDS in Australia. It looks at the role that the gay community played in the social, medical and political response to the virus. Drawing conclusions about the cultural impact of social movements, the author argues that AIDS activism contributed to improving social attitudes towards gay men and lesbians in Australia, while also challenging some entrenched cultural patterns of the Australian medical system, allowing greater scope for non-medical intervention into the domain of health and illness. The book documents an important chapter in the history of public health in Australia and explores how HIV/AIDS came to be a defining issue in the history of gay and lesbian rights in Australia"--Publisher's description.
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