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Infectious ideas : U.S. political responses to the AIDS crisis / Jennifer Brier.

  • Brier, Jennifer
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Viewing contemporary history from the perspective of the AIDS crisis, Brier provides rich, new understandings of the complex social and political trends of the post-1960s era. She describes how AIDS workers--in groups as disparate as the gay and lesbian press, AIDS service organizations, private philanthropies, and the State Department--influenced American politics, especially on issues such as gay and lesbian rights, reproductive health, racial justice, and health care policy, even in the face of the expansion of the New Right.


Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2009]

Physical description

xv, 289 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Affection is our best protection : early AIDS activism and the legacy of gay liberation -- Marketing safe sex : the politics of sexuality, race, and class in San Francisco, 1983-1991 -- What should the federal government do to deal with the problem of AIDS? : the Reagan administration's response -- AIDS, reproductive rights, and economic empowerment : the Ford Foundation's response to AIDS in the global south, 1987-1995 -- Drugs into bodies, bodies into health care : the AIDS coalition to unleash power and the struggle over how best to fight AIDS -- We struggle against it together : the South African AIDS alliance, 1996-2003.


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    History of Medicine FEJ.T.6


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