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Author Watkins-Hayes, Celeste, author
Title Remaking a life : how women living with HIV/AIDS confront inequality / Celeste Watkins-Hayes
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RA643.83 .W38 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020610267
Descript xii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-306) and index
Introduction : Injuries of inequality and the transformative project -- When epidemics collide: sexual violence, the drug economy, and the persistence of HIV/AIDS -- The safety net that AIDS activism built -- Framing institutions and the emergence of transformative projects -- The AIDS safety net meets the 'test-and-treat' revolution -- Telling my story, remaking my womanhood: social, economic, and political restoration -- Conclusion : Inequality flows through the veins: transformative lessons from the AIDS response
"In the face of life-threatening news, how does our view of life change--and what do we do it transform it? Remaking a Life uses the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a lens to understand how women generate radical improvements in their social well being in the face of social stigma and economic disadvantage. Drawing on interviews with nationally recognized AIDS activists as well as over one hundred Chicago-based women living with HIV/AIDS, Celeste Watkins-Hayes takes readers on an uplifting journey through women's transformative projects, a multidimensional process in which women shift their approach to their physical, social, economic, and political survival, thereby changing their viewpoint of 'dying from' AIDS to 'living with' it. With an eye towards improving the lives of women, Remaking a Life provides techniques to encourage private, nonprofit, and government agencies to successfully collaborate, and shares policy ideas with the hope of alleviating the injuries of inequality faced by those living with HIV/AIDS everyday"-- Provided by publisher
Subject HIV-positive women -- United States
AIDS (Disease) in women -- United States
Equality -- Health aspects -- United States
HIV-positive women -- Medical care -- United States
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