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Dennis Altman

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780226016061

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226016047.001.0001

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Imagining AIDS: And the New Surveillance

Imagining AIDS: And the New Surveillance

(p.68) Five Imagining AIDS: And the New Surveillance
Global Sex
University of Chicago Press

The politics of AIDS encompasses its regulation through state and international organizations, the development of a vast range of community responses, the political economy of health, and widespread cultural manifestations. The urgency of HIV/AIDS and the mobilization, interventions, and research generated by the epidemic introduced a new dimension to debates about sexuality. For moral conservatives AIDS seemed almost tailor-made as a rebuke to those who argued that it was possible to regard sex as recreation, and in many parts of the world—in Africa and the Caribbean as much as within the Catholic Church and the U.S. Senate—it was argued that the only meaningful response to AIDS was abstinence, celibacy, or at best mutual monogamy.

Keywords:   AIDS, political economy, health, sexuality, recreation, abstinence, monogamy

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