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Author Power, Jennifer, author.

Title Movement, knowledge, emotion : gay activism and HIV/AIDS in Australia / Jennifer Power.

Publication Info. Acton, ACT, Australia : Australian National University E Press, [2011]


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 205 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary "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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 13, 2016).
Language English.
Subject Gay liberation movement -- Australia.
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects -- Australia.
HIV infections -- Government policy -- Australia.
Homosexuality -- Political aspects -- Australia.
Gay activists -- Australia.
AIDS activists -- Australia.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1976-
HIV Infections -- history.
Health Policy -- history.
Homosexuality, Male -- history.
Social Change -- history.
Civil Rights -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Medicine: general issues.
Politics and government.
Public health and preventive medicine.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disease & Health Issues.
AIDS activists. (OCoLC)fst00794022
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00793907
Gay activists. (OCoLC)fst00939048
Gay liberation movement. (OCoLC)fst00939104
HIV infections -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00949884
Homosexuality -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00959779
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Chronological Term Since 1976
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Title Gay activism and HIV/AIDS in Australia
Other Form: Print version: Power, Jennifer. Movement, knowledge, emotion. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011 9781921862380 (OCoLC)743298072
ISBN 9781921862397 (electronic bk.)
1921862394 (electronic bk.)
9781921862380 (print)
1921862386 (print)

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