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Author Broqua, Christophe, author.

Title Action=vie : a history of AIDS activism and gay politics in France / Christophe Broqua ; translated from French by Jean-Yves Bart and Kel Pero ; foreword by David M. Halperin
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2020
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Contents Intro; Contents; Foreword to the English-Language Edition by David M. Halperin; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. From the Gay Movement to the Fight against AIDS; Gay Mobilization before AIDS; The "Homophile" Movement; The Revolutionary Movement; Liberation Groups and Reformist Groups; The First Generation of AIDS Organizations; Protests and Public Expression of HIV-Positive Status; Emergence of Organizations of HIV-Positive Persons; HIV-Positive Status and Gay Demands; 2. The Birth and Rise of Act Up; Didier Lestrade: A Path
A Positional Rejection or an Illegitimate Legacy?Act Up versus Literary Representations of AIDS; 4. Gay Politics; The "Homosexualization" of AIDS under Debate; Constructing a Collective Identity; AIDS from the "Point of View" of Homosexuality; Building a Community; HIV-Positive Gay Identity as a Frame of Reference; Hierarchies of Experience and Identification; Act Up's Gay Image; Act Up and the Gay Pride March; Gay Activists and the Fight against AIDS; 5. Reconciling the Experiences of Homosexuality and AIDS through Activism; Sexual Orientations and Proximities to AIDS
Act Up and Memorial PracticesPolitical Uses of Death and Memory; Naming the Deceased; Simulating Death; Political Funerals; Competing Memories; References to the History of Homosexuals; The Pink Triangle; Holocaust References; 8. The Emergence of Hope and Redefinition of Activism; Act Up's Response to Advances in Treatment; The First Sidaction and Its Impact; The Second Sidaction and Its Impact; Revival of Act Up's Gay Politics; The Fight for Recognition of Same-Sex Couples; The Threat of Outing; A New Identity?; A Paradigm Shift: From Despair to Hope; Hope versus Despair; Hope and Memory
An Imported Model: AIDS Activism in the United StatesLarry Kramer: Founder or Leader?; Claiming a Legacy; Creation of Act Up-Paris; Conversions to Activism; Revelations; Interorganizational Positions; Media Relations; Rationales for Public Exposure and Journalistic Habitus; Firsthand Accounts, AIDS Organizations, and the Media; 3. A Theory of AIDS; The Political Etiology of AIDS; The Ghost of Foucault; Act Up and Michel Foucault: An Unexpected Connection?; An Indirect Influence (1); "Biopower" and the Fight against AIDS: An Unsettling Analogy; An Indirect Influence (2)
Social and Sociosexual BackgroundsDegrees of Proximity to the Epidemic and Motives for Engagement; Gay Trajectories; Robin; Thomas; Socialization Effects; Paths of Gay Socialization; Bridging the Experiences of Homosexuality and AIDS; Ambivalences in the Recognition of People with HIV; 6. The Rationale for Public Action; Strategic Emotions; Uses of Violence; Violence According to Act Up; Violence Attributed to Activists; Experiencing Violence versus Inflicting Violence; Self-Inflicted Violence; 7. Activism, Grief, and Memory Politics; Grief and Activism; A "Grieving Machine"?
Summary "Act Up-Paris was the most successful Act Up franchise outside the US. This book examines the conditions and consequences of this success, and sheds light on Act Up's status as the only French group to fight against AIDS while asserting its roots in the gay community"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject ACT UP Paris (Organization)
ACT UP Paris (Organization)
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects -- France
Gay liberation movement -- France
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects.
Gay liberation movement.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019980660
ISBN 1439903220
Other Titles Agir pour ne pas mourir. English