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AIDS in French culture : social ills, literary cures

Author: David Caron
Publisher: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2001.
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To understand why it took France so long to react to the AIDS crisis, this work analyzes the intersections of three discourses - the literary, the medical and the political - and traces the origin of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Caron, David (David Henri).
AIDS in French culture.
Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001001949
(OCoLC)46663467
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Caron
ISBN: 9780299172930 0299172937
OCLC Number: 648386415
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 204 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Where Does AIDS Come from? --
Metaphors of Science --
Two Models of Health and Disease --
French Novels and the Construction of Otherness --
Degeneracy and Inversion: The Male Homosexual as Internal Other --
The Discourse of Degenerescence --
Inventing the Male "Homosexual" --
Literature as Medicine, or Medicine as Literature? --
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 --
Reclaiming Disease and Infection: Jean Genet and the Politics of the Border --
Disease, Vermin, and Abjection --
Crossing Metaphorical Borders, or Contaminating Language --
Literal Borders --
A Cultural History of AIDS Discourse: France and the United States --
What AIDS Criticism? --
AIDS Representations --
Constructing the AIDS Sufferer --
AIDS and the Unraveling of Modernity: The Example of Herve Guibert --
Herve 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.
Responsibility: David Caron.

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"Literary and cultural analysis come together here as Caron casts brilliant light on the disastrously inadequate public response to the AIDS pandemic in France. . . . He shows how literature has Read more...

 
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