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Impossible mourning : HIV/AIDS and visuality after apartheid

Author: Kylie Thomas
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Published by Bucknell University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Impossible Mourning focuses on disavowed loss and the difficulties of mourning in post-apartheid South Africa. The book transgresses disciplinary bounds to forge new ways of thinking and writing about the crisis of the epidemic and about the post-apartheid condition. It is the first book to focus on visual representation and HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The book is written in an accessible way, combining theoretical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013030822
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kylie Thomas
ISBN: 1611485355 9781611485356
OCLC Number: 865565812
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : a language for mourning --
Speaking bodies --
Passing and the politics of queer loss post-apartheid --
Traumatic witnessing : photography and disappearance --
Mourning the present --
Disavowed loss during apartheid and after in the time of AIDS --
Refusing transcendence : the deaths of Biko and the archives of apartheid --
(Without) conclusion : "The crisis is not over."
Responsibility: Kylie Thomas.

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Impossible Mourning focuses on disavowed loss and the difficulties of mourning in post-apartheid South Africa. The book transgresses disciplinary bounds to forge new ways of thinking and writing about the crisis of the epidemic and about the post-apartheid condition. It is the first book to focus on visual representation and HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The book is written in an accessible way, combining theoretical insights with moving testimony about facing the enormity of loss in the time of AIDS.

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