Policing Public Sex: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism

Policing Public Sex: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism

by Dangerous Bedfellows
     
 

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As some activists have turned to regulation rather than education in the effort to curb the AIDS epidemic, the public culture at the foundation of queer culture has come under attack.See more details below

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As some activists have turned to regulation rather than education in the effort to curb the AIDS epidemic, the public culture at the foundation of queer culture has come under attack.

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Library Journal
Occasioned by the controversial opening of a new bathhouse in 1995 in New York City, this intentionally provocative anthology was "conceived as an introduction to the patterns and strategies structuring current debates around public sex." The 20 extremely readable essays question assumptions, critique the status quo, and battle conservatism within and without the "queer community." The authorsranging from artists and journalists to university professors and sex workersoffer a fascinating historical perspective on how the state has policed deviant sexual behaviors and identities; promote sex-positive HIV prevention strategies; and posit new working definitions of public sex, AIDS activists, and queer politics. Compiled by an editorial collective of academics cum activists, this thoughtful and thought-provoking collection is highly recommended for academic and public gay studies collections.James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896085497
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Studies
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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