AIDS in French Culture: Social Ills, Literary Cures (Hardback)
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AIDS in French Culture: Social Ills, Literary Cures (Hardback)

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Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 31/12/2001
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The deluge of metaphors triggered in 1981 in France by the first public reports of what would turn out to be the AIDS epidemic spread with far greater speed and efficiency than the virus itself. To understand why it took France so long to react to the AIDS crisis, this work analyzes the intersections of three discourses - the literary, the medical and the political - and traces the origin of French attitudes about AIDS to 19th century anxieties about nationhood, masculinity and sexuality.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299172909
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


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"Literary and cultural analysis come together here as Caron casts brilliant light on the disastrously inadequate public response to the AIDS pandemic in France. . . . He shows how literature has supplied the communitarian voice that would otherwise have been lacking." Ross Chambers, author of "Facing It: AIDS Diaries and the Death of the Author""


"Literary and cultural analysis come together here as Caron casts brilliant light on the disastrously inadequate public response to the AIDS pandemic in France. . . . He shows how literature has supplied the communitarian voice that would otherwise have been lacking." Ross Chambers, author of Facing It: AIDS Diaries and the Death of the Author

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