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Title AIDS and the distribution of crises / edited by Jih-Fei Cheng, Alexandra Juhasz, Nishant Shahani
Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 2020
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 Ethnology Library  RA643.83 .A358 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020887312
Descript xxvii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Dispatches on the Globalizations of AIDS : A Dialogue between Theodore Kerr, Catherine Yuk-ping Lo, Ian Bradley-Perrin, Sarah Schulman, and Eric A. Stanley, with an Introduction by Nishant Shahani -- The Costs of Living : Reflections on Global Health Crises / Bishnupriya Ghosh -- AIDS, Women of Color Feminisms, Queer and Trans of Color Critiques, and the Crises of Knowledge Production / Jih-Fei Cheng -- Safe, Soulful Sex : HIV/AIDS Talk / Julia Jordan-Zachery -- AIDS Histories Otherwise : The Case of Haitians in Montreal / Viviane Namaste -- "A Voice Demonic and Proud" : Shifting the Geographies of Blame in Assotto Saint's "Sacred Life: Art and AIDS" / Darius Bost -- Crisis Infrastructures : AIDS Activism Meets Internet Regulation / Cait McKinney -- Dispatches from the Pasts/Memories of AIDS : A Dialogue between Cecilia Aldarondo, Pablo Alvarez, Roger Hallas, Jim Hubbard, and Dredge Byung'chu Kang, with an Introduction by Jih-Fei Cheng -- Black Gay Men's Sexual Health and the Means of Pleasure in the Age of AIDS / Marlon M. Bailey -- HIV, Indigeneity, and Settler Colonialism : Understanding PTIS, Crisis Resolution, and the Art of Ceremony / Andrew J. Jolivette -- Activism and Identity in the Ruins of Representation / Juana María Rodríguez -- Dispatches on the Futures of AIDS : A Dialogue between Jessica Whitbread, Margaret Rhee, Pato Hebert, Emily Bass, and Elton Naswood, with Images by Quito Zeigler and an Introduction by Alexandra Juhasz -- Afterword: On Crisis and Abolition / C. Riley Snorton
"AIDS AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF CRISES is an edited collection bringing together queer theory, media studies, Black studies, and more to show what AIDS scholarship looks like when AIDS has become a crisis made ordinary. While notions of crisis readily mapped onto privileged bodies, populations of color-still disproportionately affected by AIDS-are rendered outside of a state of emergency, their deaths normalized. With "the AIDS crisis" re-emerging in historical memory as a coherent past moment, contributors to this volume insist on considering HIV/AIDS as an ongoing scattering of many local and specific crises, structured by enduring colonial, racialized, and gendered violence. They ask what activists and scholars can take from earlier theorizations and modes of action around HIV/AIDS and set an agenda for the next decades of scholarship, tracking what new forms have emerged and are emerging, requiring different kinds of organizing and critique. The contributions to the collection take multiple forms. The book features three "Dispatch" sections in which artists, activists, and scholars respond to prompts from the editors, highlighting a multiplicity of approaches to questions of globalization, periodization, and temporality. In addition to the dispatches, there are nine essays, as well as a foreword by Cindy Patton charting the book's place in the history of critical work on HIV/AIDS, and an afterword by C. Riley Snorton placing it in conversation with the landmark cultural studies text Policing the Crisis and contemporary abolitionist politics. Many of the essays highlight the inextricable relationship between HIV/AIDS as a globalized health phenomenon and the local instantiations of disease. For example, Viviane Namaste refuses the early locating of AIDS in North American white gay male communities, providing an alternative history from the Haitian community in Montreal. Marlon Bailey's contribution contrasts an ethnographic account of the communal ethic of self-care among Black men at sex parties with their pathologized "unsafe" sexual practices. And Andrew J. Jolivette invokes the concept of post-traumatic invasion syndrome (and the importance of communal healing) to connect "at risk" behaviors among queer and Two Spirit populations and his own narrative of living with HIV. This book will be of interest to scholars of HIV/AIDS as well as to readers in gender and sexuality studies, LGBTQ history, media studies, the health humanities, cultural studies, and critical ethnic studies"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Aids and the distribution of crises. Durham : Duke University Press, 2020. 9781478009269 (DLC) 2019040583
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Historiography
Health services accessibility -- Political aspects
Neoliberalism -- Health aspects
AIDS activists
Health and race
Alt Author Cheng, Jih-Fei, 1976- editor
Juhasz, Alexandra, editor
Shahani, Nishant, 1976- editor
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