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Bearing witness : Gay Men's Health Crisis and the politics of AIDS

Author: Philip M Kayal
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The untold story in the AIDS crisis is that of the mobilization of the gay community. Bearing Witness is a study of how a community-based initiative - Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York - overcame the formidable obstacles of homophobia and fear of AIDS, and the resulting lack of an adequate response from political and health organizations. Philip Kayal shows how volunteers at Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) confront  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kayal, Philip M., 1943-
Bearing witness.
Boulder : Westview Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)607891334
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip M Kayal
ISBN: 0813317282 9780813317281 0813317290 9780813317298
OCLC Number: 27068366
Description: xxii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting involved --
The sin stigma and gay/AIDS volunteerism --
"Morality" and AIDS issues --
Democratization and the response to AIDS --
Volunteerism, community, and blaming the victim --
The political economy of volunteerism and AIDS prevention/edcucation --
Who volunteers: minority volunteerism and GMHC --
Gay volunteerism before and after AIDS --
Gay/AIDS volunteerism: a question of altruism? --
Volunteerism and voluntary associations --
GMHC and the community interest: institutionalization and successful volunteerism --
GMHC as organizational success and problem --
Homophobia, bearing witness, and empowerment --
Gay/AIDS volunteerism as political innovation.
Responsibility: Philip M. Kayal.

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Explores the gay community's response to AIDS, examining the relationship between personal motives for volunteering and the broader political, social and religious contexts in which people with AIDS  Read more...

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