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Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-091
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
...AIDS and Poverty Thabo Mbeki One of the most immense problems facing postapartheid South Africa is hiv/    aids. In recent years, epidemiologists have identified South Africa as the country with the highest number of infections—­nearly six million—­and one of the highest infection rates...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396673-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9667-3
...Caught in the Web Latinidad, AIDS, and Allegory in Kiss of the Spider Woman, the Musical David Romon and Alberto Sandoval "Con quien te identificas?" -Manuel Puig, Kiss of the Spider Woman 1111111 It's Wednesday afternoon, 20 October 1993, and I am in New York. I've...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399483-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9948-3
.... The cross-dressers retaliate by biting the man's arm and announcing that they both have SIDA [AIDS]. The father, horrified of contagion, shoots. This scene appears as a segment of"Dofia Flora's Family" one of the eleven skits in S.O.S. written, directed, and performed by Culture Clash, an...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398493-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9849-3
... 7 "BUYING HER GRAVE": MONEY, MOVEMENT,• AND AIDS This World and Its Troubles I begin with a bit of conversation: Three of us were talking, having just received the devastating news that a close friend of ours had died of...
Published: 04 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393948-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9394-8
...chapter 5 / CECILIA VAN HOLLEN Birth in the Age of AIDS Local Responses to Global Policies and Technologies in South India he hiv/aids pandemic, along with biomedical treatments and Tglobal health programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hiv, is...
Published: 24 November 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382478-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8247-8
... are the broad surroundings I have in mind. AIDS, specifically, would ap• pear on the list ofblack American worries. But so would other versions of early demise that coincide with Beloved's double death: infant mortality (now often due to AIDS) and teen homicide (murders of and by teens).5 Media...
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By David Román
Published: 02 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387442-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8744-2
...chapter one Not About aids Soon after the 1996 international aids conference in Vancouver, which officially announced the success of protease inhibitors, there was a great deal of talk in the United States about the end of aids, and much of it implied that the need to talk about...
Published: 05 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384342-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8434-2
... patrick larvie Nation, Science, and Sex aids and the new brazilian sexuality or many U.S. media consumers, Brazil recurs as a fantasyland of mini- Fmalist beach attire and carnival, o√ering forbidden pleasures and un- told dangers to privileged white visitors. Such...
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By Jorge Olivares
Published: 20 March 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397588-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9758-8
... . five. Facing AIDS I am no longer I. reinaldo arenas, El color del verano (The Color of Summer...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393221-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9322-1
... “Medication is me now”  " Human Values and Political Life in the Wake of Global aids Treatment João Biehl Photographs courtesy of Torben Eskerod Amid denial, stigma, and inaction, aids be­ came the first major epidemic of present...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391401-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9140-1
...: Space and Movement in AIDS Video Activism On 22 January 1991, the writer and AIDS activist John Weir jumped in front of the camera at the beginning of the CBS Evening News, shouting “AIDS is news. Fight AIDS, not Arabs!” (figure 16). As Weir’s...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391401-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9140-1
... in Autobiographical AIDS Video The development of alternativeAIDS media in the late 1980s and early 1990s coincided with a wider cultural trend in the global North toward what Jon Dovey has called “first person media.”1 These “subjective...
Published: 08 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390657-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9065-7
... Karen Zivi​ The Politics of Compassion in the Age of AIDS n the past decade, the number of women infected with hiv ​Ihas skyrocketed; women now account for more than 50 per- cent of the 40 million...
Published: 02 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371861-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7186-1
Published: 10 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372547-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7254-7
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396963-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9696-3
... I AIDS, Homophobia, and Biomedical Discourse: An Epidemic of Signification In multiple, fragmentary, and often contradictory ways, we struggle to achieve some sort of understanding of AIDS, a reality that is frightening, widely publicized, yet finally neither directly nor...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396963-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9696-3
... 2 The Burdens of History: Gender and Representation in AIDS Discourse, 1981-1988 It is a commonplace of feminist scholarship to claim that medical dis• course represents women's bodies as pathological and contaminated. l "What is woman?" asked Hippocrates: "Disease...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396963-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9696-3
... 3 AIDS and HIV Infection in the Third World: A First World Chronicle Understanding the AIDS epidemic as a medical phenomenon involves understanding it as a cultural phenomenon. Yet excessively positivist or commonsensical notions of culture may limit our ability to...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396963-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9696-3
... 4 Seduced and Terrorized: AIDS in the Media We had no such thing as printed newspapers in those days to spread rumors and reports of things, and to improve them by the invention of men Such things as these were handed about by word of mouth only; so that things did not spread...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396963-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9696-3
... 5 AIDS, HIV, and the Cultural Construction of Reality Scientific activity is not "about nature," it is a fierce fight to construct reality. -Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar, Laboratory Life You don't have 500 dollars for the operation? For 50 bucks I'll touch up the X-ray...