Activism and Marginalisation in the AIDS Crisis


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Activism and Marginalisation in the AIDS Crisis

by Michael A. Hallett (Author)



ISBN: 9781560230908


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* how institutional power works to govern public understanding of HIV disease Institutional structures are defined in this book as groups engaged in and defined by the production of various "truths" which sustain them. Institutional power may be defined as the capacity to regulate, constrain, and disseminate versions of "truth." Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis reveals how HIV activist groups have been outmaneuvered when it comes to the production and dissemination of various "truths" about HIV/AIDS by institutional structures more deeply steeped in social legitimacy and which have a superior capacity for message dissemination. HIV/AIDS activists, HIV-positive persons and those with AIDS, HIV/AIDS educators, public and institutional policymakers, health professionals, and the general public will find this book essential to understanding the social constructions of HIV/AIDS, how these affect HIV/AIDS-related policy and public opinion, and how to begin to cipher through the plethora of information to find and promote the "truth."


ISBN 1560230908
ISBN13 9781560230908
Publisher Harrington Park Press Inc
Format Paperback
Publication date 25/04/1997
Pages 218
Weight (grammes) 340
Published in United States
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 129

Foreword * Introduction: Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis * Gatekeeping Through Media Format: Strategies of Voice for the HIV-Positive via Human Interest News Formats and Organizations * Truth and Deception in AIDS Information Brochures * The Social Construction of Target Populations and the Transformation of Prison-Based AIDS Policy: A Descriptive Case Study * The Problem with Making AIDS Comfortable: Federal Policy Making and the Rhetoric of Innocence * A Citizens' AIDS Task Force: Overcoming Obstacles * AIDS and the New Medical Gaze: Bio-Politics, AIDS, and Homosexuality * Index