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Author Caron, David
Title AIDS in French Culture : Social Ills, Literary Cures
Imprint Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 2001
©2001
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION Where Does AIDS Come from? -- Metaphors of Science -- Two Models of Health and Disease -- French Novels and the Construction of Otherness -- CHAPTER 1 Degeneracy and Inversion: The Male Homosexual as Internal Other -- The Discourse of Dégénérescence -- Inventing the Male "Homosexual" -- Literature as Medicine, or Medicine as Literature? -- CHAPTER 2 Gender Indecision and Cultural Anxiety: Outing Zola -- Theory and Practice of the Experimental Novel -- Naturalism as Heterosexuality -- Queering Napoleon III? -- The Rambling Degenerate and the Instability of Authorship -- CHAPTER 3 Reclaiming Disease and Infection: Jean Genet and the Politics of the Border -- Disease, Vermin, and Abjection -- Crossing Metaphorical Borders, or Contaminating Language -- Literal Borders -- CHAPTER 4 A Cultural History of AIDS Discourse: France and the United States -- What AIDS Criticism? 96 -- AIDS Representations -- Constructing the AIDS Sufferer -- CHAPTER 5 AIDS and the Unraveling of Modernity: The Example of Hervé Guibert -- Hervé Guibert -- Returning the Doctor's Gaze -- The Diseased Subject -- The Discourse of Disease and the Disease of Discourse -- Gossip, Rumors, and the Margins of Modernity -- CONCLUSION French Universalism and the Question of Community -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Caron, David AIDS in French Culture : Social Ills, Literary Cures Madison : University of Wisconsin Press,c2001 9780299172947
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- France.;Metaphor.;AIDS (Disease) in literature.;Literature and medicine -- France.;Homosexuality -- France.;France -- Civilization
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