Post-AIDs discourse in health communication : sociocultural interpretations / edited by Ambar Basu, Andrew R. Spieldenner and Patrick J. Dillon.

  • New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
  • ©2022
xx, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


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"This book examines the discourse of a "post-AIDS" culture, and the medical-discursive shift from crisis and death to survival and living. Contributions from a diverse group of international scholars interrogate and engage with the cultural, social, political, scientific, historical, global, and local consumptions of the term "post-AIDS" from the perspective of meaning-making on health, illness, and well-being. The chapters critique and connect meanings of "post-AIDS" to topics such as neoliberalism; race, gender and advocacy; disclosure; relationships and intimacy; stigma and structural violence; family and community; migration; work; survival; normativity; NGOs, transnational organizations; aging and end of life care; politics of ART and PrEP; mental illness; campaigns; social media and religion. Using a range of methodological tools, the scholarship herein asks how "post-AIDS" or the "End of the Epidemic" is communicated and made sense of in everyday discourse, what current meanings are circulated and consumed on and around HIV and AIDS, and provides thorough commentary and critique of a "post-AIDS" time. This book will be an essential read for scholars and students of health communication, sociology of health and illness, medical humanities, political science, and medical anthropology, as well as for policy makers and activists"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 9780367430481 (hardcover)
  • 0367430487 (hardcover)
  • 9781032077529 (paperback)
  • 1032077522 (paperback)
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