Representations of HIV and AIDS

Representations of HIV and AIDS

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What happened to the plague of HIV/AIDS that once seemed so threatening? Gabriele Griffin argues that the explosion of HIV/AIDS into highly visible cultural forms, from movies, theatre, activist interventions, and art from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s has been replaced by a retreat to artisitic invisibility. Griffin suggests that changes in the understanding of HIV/AIDS, the shift from a€œdying of the diseasea€ to a€œliving with ita€ in Western cultures, and a failure to grasp the full extent of the growth and impact of HIV/AIDS in a number of African and Asian countries has led to the a€œdeatha€ of the disease in the Western media.CD that you are immune, and publishers, writers and editors of lesbian -alt; erotica/ porn have had to, and are having to, ... that all fictional writing or visual representation of lesbian sex should immediately incorporate safer sex guide linesa#39; (1989:anbsp;...

Title:Representations of HIV and AIDS
Author:Gabriele Griffin
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2000


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