Movement, knowledge, emotion : gay activism and HIV/AIDS in Australia /

"This book is about community activism around HIV/AIDS in Australia. It looks at the role that the gay community played in the social, medical and political response to the virus. Drawing conclusions about the cultural impact of social movements, the author argues that AIDS activism contributed...

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Author / Creator:Power, Jennifer, author.
Imprint:Acton, ACT, Australia : Australian National University E Press, [2011]
©2011
Description:1 online resource (vii, 205 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Gay liberation movement -- Australia.
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects -- Australia.
HIV infections -- Government policy -- Australia.
Homosexuality -- Political aspects -- Australia.
Gay activists -- Australia.
AIDS activists -- Australia.
HIV Infections -- history.
Health Policy -- history.
Politics.
Homosexuality, Male -- history.
Social Change -- history.
Civil Rights -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Medicine.
Medicine: general issues.
Politics and government.
Public health and preventive medicine.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disease & Health Issues.
AIDS activists.
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects.
Gay activists.
Gay liberation movement.
HIV infections -- Government policy.
Homosexuality -- Political aspects.
Social conditions.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1976-
Australia.
Australia.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Online-Publikation.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11396818
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Varying Form of Title:Gay activism and HIV/AIDS in Australia
ISBN:9781921862397
1921862394
9781921862380
1921862386
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 13, 2016).
Summary:"This book is about community activism around HIV/AIDS in Australia. It looks at the role that the gay community played in the social, medical and political response to the virus. Drawing conclusions about the cultural impact of social movements, the author argues that AIDS activism contributed to improving social attitudes towards gay men and lesbians in Australia, while also challenging some entrenched cultural patterns of the Australian medical system, allowing greater scope for non-medical intervention into the domain of health and illness. The book documents an important chapter in the history of public health in Australia and explores how HIV/AIDS came to be a defining issue in the history of gay and lesbian rights in Australia"--Publisher's description
Other form:Print version: Power, Jennifer. Movement, knowledge, emotion. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2011 9781921862380