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Author Stoller, Nancy E.

Title Lessons from the damned : queers, whores, and junkies respond to AIDS / Nancy E. Stoller
Published New York : Routledge, 1998


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Description xvi, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Women's Histories of AIDS -- 2. Going Mainstream: The San Francisco AIDS Foundation -- 3. Becoming Visible: Asian Americans -- 4. When Sex Workers Run AIDS Organizations -- 5. Pushing the Point: Anarchism, Genocide, and Needle Exchange -- 6. Foucault in the Streets: New York City Act(s) UP -- 7. Lessons from the Damned
Summary Lessons from the Damned challenges the notion that public health theories and official organizations have the greatest impact on the fight against AIDS. Instead, Stoller looks closely at the ways the most disenfranchised - the poor, people of color, drug users, gay men and lesbians, and women - have built social movements to fight the epidemic. Drawing upon extensive ethnographic research and the words of the activists themselves, as well as the literature of social movements and theories of bureaucracy, Stoller offers guidelines for dealing with diversity and conflict and also with both theoretical and practical perspectives on cross-community and international organizing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-169) and index
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects -- United States.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Social action -- United States.
Social movements -- United States.
LC no. 97021462
ISBN 0415919606 (hb)
0415919614 (pb)