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Taking liberties

Author: Erica Carter; Simon Watney; Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England),
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, published in association with the ICA, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays by British and American contributors examines the way in which institutions - the media, the law, the medical profession and government - are dealing with AIDS. The authors  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Carter; Simon Watney; Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England),
ISBN: 1852421479 9781852421472 1852420103 9781852420109
OCLC Number: 22180222
Description: 236 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Taking liberties - an introduction, Simon Watney; AIDS and critical practice - reflections from the ICA conference, Erica Carter; every virus tells a story - the meaning of HIV and AIDS, Judith Williamson; AIDS and the social contract, Richard Goldstein; paradox and paralysis - an overview of the American response to AIDS, Tom Stoddard; the voluntary sector - five years on, Tony Whitehead; the AIDS industry - construction of victims, volunteers and experts, Cindy Patton; AIDS, altruism and the New Right, Jeffrey Weeks; lessons from the past - feminism, sexual politics and the challenge of AIDS, Lynne Segal; constitutional symptoms, Jan Zita Grover; bugs, drugs and placebos - the opulence of truth or how to make a treatment decision in an epidemic, Meurig Horton; AIDS, language and the Third World, Simon Watney; AIDS in the public sphere - how a broadcasting system in crisis dealt with an epidemic, Keith Alcorn; the individual challenge, Jonathan Grimshaw; death and the erotic imagination, Michael Bronski.
Responsibility: edited by Erica Carter & Simon Watney.

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