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If memory serves : gay men, AIDS, and the promise of the queer past

Author: Christopher Castiglia; Christopher Reed
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The AIDS epidemic soured the memory of the sexual revolution and gay liberation of the 1970s, and prominent politicians, commentators, and academics instructed gay men to forget the sexual cultures of the 1970s in order to ensure a healthy future. But without memory there can be no future, argue Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed in this exploration of the struggle over gay memory that marked the decades  Read more...
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Castiglia, Christopher.
If memory serves.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011031750
(OCoLC)719427970
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Castiglia; Christopher Reed
ISBN: 9780816678686 0816678685
OCLC Number: 768082778
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Battles over the gay past: de-generation and the queerness of memory --
For time immemorial: marking time in the built environment --
The revolution might be televised: the mass mediation of gay memories --
Queer theory is burning: sexual revolution and traumatic unremembering --
Remembering a new queer politics: ideals in the aftermath of identity.
Responsibility: Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed.

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How gay memory suppressed after AIDS returns in visions of sexual identity and social idealism  Read more...

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"If Memory Serves is a brilliant and powerful argument for memory as an activist act, a refusal to live in the present as is, and a vital tool for reinvigorating queer theory." -Elizabeth Freeman, Read more...

 
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