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Author Watney, Simon, author

Title Imagine hope : AIDS and gay identity / Simon Watney
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (x, 282 pages) : illustrations
Series Social aspects of AIDS
Social aspects of AIDS.
Contents Introduction : Epidemic! What epidemic? -- Ordinary boys -- Vito Russo : 1946 90 -- School's out -- Queer epistemology : activism, 'outing' and the politics of sexual identities -- Emergent sexual identities and HIV/AIDS -- The killing fields of Europe -- Charles Barber : 1956 92 -- Read my lips : AIDS, art activism -- How to have sax in an epidemic -- Hard won credibility -- Michael Callen : 1955 93 -- Dr Simon Mansfield : 1960 93 -- AIDS and the politics of queer diaspora -- Derek Jarman 1942 94 : a political death -- Numbers and nightmares : HIV/AIDS in Britain -- Art from the pit : some reflections on monuments, memory and AIDSIn purgatory : the work of Felix Gonzales-Torres -- Acts of memory -- Signifying AIDS : 'Global AIDS', red ribbons and other controversies -- Concorde -- AIDS awareness? -- Moving targets : some reflections on the origins and history of gay men fighting AIDS -- 'Lifelike' : imagining the bodies of people with AIDS -- The politics of AIDS treatment information activism -- GLF : 25 years on -- These waves of dying friends: gay men, AIDS and multiple loss
Summary Presents a chronological selection of Watney's writings from the 1990s, with new contextualising introductory and concluding essays and offers a chronicle of the changing and often confusing course of the epidemic
Notes "Published simultaneously in Canada."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject AIDS (Disease)
Gays -- Identity.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- psychology.
Homosexuality, Male.
Social Environment.
Social Identification.
United Kingdom.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99086533
ISBN 0203495446 (electronic bk.)
9780203495445 (electronic bk.)