Gendered Epidemic: Representations of Women in the Age of AIDS / Edition 1

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Weaving together theoretical, critical, and practical perspectives, Gendered Epidemic questions the "add women and stir" model that governs most HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts. This collection describes conflicts and contradictions, and poses 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.
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HIV-positive women, theorists, teachers, artists, policy makers, and activists challenge the idea that AID and HIV research done primarily on men can simply be adapted to women. They discuss conflicts and contradictions and suggest new theories and practices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415917858
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy L. Roth is Outcomes Research Manager for HIV drugs at Roche Labs, Inc. in New Jersey. Katie Hogan is Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Women, Write, AIDS
Introduction: Gendered Epidemic
Pt. I Gendered Habits: Gender, Sexuality, and HIV/AIDS
1 Ambiguous Elements: Rethinking the Gender/Sexuality Matrix in an Epidemic 3
Pt. II Gendered Abjection: Prevention - Policy and Practice
2 Constituting the "Clean and Proper" Body: Convergences between Abjection and AIDS 33
3 Transmission, Transmission, Where's the Transmission? 63
4 The Good and the Bad 73
5 Fierce Fists 83
6 A Conversation about Sex: Developing a Woman-Centered Approach to HIV Prevention 91
Pt. III Gendered Silence: Representation - Exclusions and Inclusions
7 Maybe Next Year: Feminist Silence and the AIDS Epidemic 109
8 Scarlett Begat Kim: A Counter-Biography 153
9 Gendered Visibilities in Black Women's AIDS Narratives 165
10 The Person With AIDS: The Body, the Feminine, and the NAMES Project Memorial Quilt 191
11 Make a Video for Me: Alternative AIDS Video by Women 205
Contributors 221
Index 225
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