In Changing Times: Gay Men and Lesbians Encounter HIV/AIDS
By: Martin Levine (author), etc. (author)Hardback
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The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been a major catastrophe for gay communities. In less that two decades, the disease has profoundly altered the lives of gay men and lesbians. HIV has become an opportunistic social invader, reshaping communities and the distribution of wealth, altering the social careers of gay profesionals and the patterns of entry into gay and lesbian life, and giving birth to groups like ACT UP and Queer Nation. This volume discusses the ways HIV/AIDS has changed collective and individual identities, and how our perceptions of the disease have been affected. It covers such topics as the impact of the epidemic on small towns, cultural barriers to AIDS prevention, gay youth and inter-generational relations, and the roles of lesbians in AIDS organizations. The book seeks to provide insights into the new communities among gay men and lesbians, and the new kinds of identities and relationships which are emerging form the social and cultural ferment engendered by HIV/AIDS. Martin Levine was a pioneer AIDS researcher who died of AIDS in 1993.
Preface by John H. Gagnon Introduction by John H. Gagnon and Peter M. Nardi 1: Mobilizing around AIDS: Sites of Struggle in the Formation of AIDS Subjects Barry D. Adam 2: Censorship and Identity in the Age of AIDS Nan D. Hunter 3: Friends, Lovers, and Families: The Impact of AIDS on Gay and Lesbian Relationships Peter M. Nardi 4: Spiritual Emergencies and Psycho-Spiritual Treatment Strategies among Gay/Homosexual Latinos with HIV Disease Lourdes Arguelles, Anne Rivero. 5: Elegy for the Valley of Kings: AIDS and the Leather Community in San Francisco, 1981-1996 Gayle S. Rubin 6: Owning an Epidemic: The Impact of AIDS on Small-City Lesbian and Gay Communities Beth E. Schneider 7: From Feminism to Polymorphous Activism: Lesbians in AIDS Organizations Nancy E. Stoller 8: The HIV Epidemic and Public Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men Gregory M. Herek 9: Latino Gay Men and Psycho-Cultural Barriers to AIDS Prevention Rafael Miguel Diaz 10: Intergenerational Relations and AIDs in the Formation of Gay Culture in the United States Gilbert Herdt 11: AIDS-Related Risks and Same-Sex Behaviors among African American Men John L. Peterson Notes on Contributors Index
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