EnGendering AIDS: Deconstructing Sex, Text and Epidemic (Paperback)Tasmin Wilton (author)
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EnGendering AIDS draws on safer sex materials from the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Scandinavia, and sets current practice against the historical context of VD/STD education, dissecting the role played by STDs in the cultural construction of gender. Wilton debates the meanings that erotic minorities read into bodies and desires, and how these have been transformed by AIDS, and suggests a new model of pornography that disengages the sexually explicit and/or erotically arousing from gendered power relations.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 9 mm
`It is a valuable source book for further material
and in many respects provides a model for work where high theory can serve the need for health professionals to understand how the production and reproduction of health promotion materials and practices may be read' - Medical Sociology News
`Written as an analysis of HIV/AIDS and gender, Tamsin Wilton makes a thought provoking examination of their reference to safer sex health promotion and health education discourse. As the basis for her examination she takes a queer/feminist constructionist position and uses this viewpoint to consider issues of power, gender, sexuality and nationalism and their relationship with effective and radical HIV/AIDS health promotion strategy. The scope of her work draws on experience from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the USA.' Journal of Advanced Nursing
'An original and stimulating analysis on gender and AIDS....This is an important book.' Business Standard
'The author asses safer sex health promotion and health education discourse and considers their unintended consequences for the cultural construction of gender and sexuality. She links the issues of power, gender, sexuality and nationalism in an attempt to offer a sound theoretical foundation for an effective and radical HIV/AIDS health promotion strategy.' CAB ABSTRACTS
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