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Gendered Epidemic : Representations of Women in the Age of AIDS - Nancy L. Roth

Gendered Epidemic

Representations of Women in the Age of AIDS

By: Nancy L. Roth (Editor), Katie Hogan (Editor), Cindy Patton (Foreword by)

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Published: 2nd June 1998
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Since nearly the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, activists have signaled the inadequacy of prevention strategies and drug protocols that have been developed from research done primarily on men. The latest C.D.C. figures prove they were right; for the first time since the beginning of the epidemic, AIDS cases among white men have fallen, yet the largest increases are among women. Weaving together theoretical, critical, and practical perspectives, "Gendered Epidemic" is a collection of essays that questions the "add women and stir" model that governs most HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts. The individual essays describe conflicts and contradictions, and pose new theories and practices. Written by HIV positive women, theorists, teachers, artists, policy makers and activists, it offers insights necessary to stem the spread of HIV.

Preface
Women, Write, AIDS Nancy
Introduction: Gendered Epidemic
Gendered Habits: Gender, Sexuality, And Hiv/Aids
John Nyuyet Erni
Ambiguous Elements: Rethinking the Gender/Sexuality Matrix in an Epidemic
Gendered Abjection: Prevention-Policy And Practice
Karen Zivi
Constituting the "Clean and Proper" Body: Convergences between Abjection and AIDS
Amber Hollibaugh
Transmission, Transmission, Where's the Transmission?
Carmen Vazquez
The Good and the Bad
Cynthia Madansky
Fierce Fists
Marion Banzhaf and Chyrell Bellamy
A Conversation about Sex: Developing a Woman-Centered Approach to HIV Prevention
Gendered Silence: Representation-Exclusions And Inclusions
Paula Treichler and Catherine Warren
Maybe Next Year: Feminist Silence and the AIDS Epidemic
Carra Leah Hood
Scarlett Begat Kim: A Counter-Biography
Katie Hogan
Gendered Visibilities in Black Women's AIDS Narratives
Flavia Rondo
The Person With AIDS: The Body, the Feminine, and the NAMES Project Memorial Quilt
Alexandra Juhasz
Make a Video for Me: Alternative AIDS Video by Women
Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780415917841
ISBN-10: 0415917840
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2nd June 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1