Representations of Hiv and Aids

Representations of Hiv and Aids

by Griffin


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What happened to the plague of HIV/AIDS that once seemed so threatening? Gabriele Griffin argues that the explosion of HIV/AIDS into highly visible cultural forms, from movies, theatre, activist interventions, and art from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s has been replaced by a retreat to artisitic invisibility. Griffin suggests that changes in the understanding of HIV/AIDS, the shift from "dying of the disease" to "living with it" in Western cultures, and a failure to grasp the full extent of the growth and impact of HIV/AIDS in a number of African and Asian countries has led to the "death" of the disease in the Western media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719047114
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gabriele Griffin is Professor of English at Kingston University.

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