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HIV/AIDS in its third decade: Renewed critique in social and cultural analysis – An introduction

Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2009. HIV/AIDS in its third decade: Renewed critique in social and cultural analysis – An introduction. Social Theory & Health, 7(3), ISSN 1477-8211 [Article]

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The impetus for this special issue on HIV came from a discussion a few years ago during which we established a shared interest in a revival of the sort of scholarly innovation that characterized the early years of the HIV epidemic. As far back as the early 1980s, social theorists, cultural, critics, artists and others created a vibrant body of work on HIV/AIDS. Working from various theoretical and disciplinary sites they steadfastly emphasized the 'social' for understanding the significance of AIDS and opened up new avenues for critiquing and re-imagining scientific, cultural and social responses to infectious disease. At its best, this work served also as an impetus for queer theory, various feminist critiques and a range of research under the rubric of science, medicine and technology studies.

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Special Issue: HIV/AIDS
Guest Editors: Eric Mykhalovskiy and Marsha Rosengarten

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Sociology > Centre for Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) [2003-2015]


August 2009Published

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08 Jan 2010 11:59

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07 Jul 2017 12:26

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