New PDF release: AIDS and Contemporary History

By Virginia Berridge, Philip Strong

ISBN-10: 0511522908

ISBN-13: 9780511522901

ISBN-10: 0521414776

ISBN-13: 9780521414777

The arrival of AIDS has ended in a revival of curiosity within the historic courting of affliction to society. There now exists a brand new recognition of AIDS and historical past, and of AIDS itself as an historical occasion. this gives the starting-point of this choice of essays. Its dual issues are the 'pre-history' of the impression of AIDS, and its next historical past. Essays within the part at the 'pre-history' of AIDS examine the contexts opposed to which AIDS may be measured. The part on AIDS as heritage offers chapters by way of historians and coverage scientists on such subject matters as British and US medicinal drugs coverage, the later years of AIDS guidelines within the united kingdom and the emergence of AIDS as a political factor in France. a last bankruptcy seems on the archival power within the AIDS zone. As an entire the quantity demonstrates the contribution that historians could make within the research of near-contemporary occasions.

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Thatchehsm and the Crisis of the Left (London, 1989). For a perceptive account of Mrs Thatcher's moral politics, based on her address to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1988, see Jonathan Raban, God, Man and Mrs Thatcher (London, 1988). Martin Durham, Sex and Politics: The Family and Morality in the Thatcher Years (Basingstoke, 1991). Anna Marie Smith, 'A symptomology of an authoritarian discourse. The parliamentary debates on the prohibition of the promotion of homosexuality', in New Formations.

On the early American reaction to the burgeoning epidemic see Dennis Altman, AIDS and the New Puritanism (London, 1986), published in the USA as AIDS in the Mind of America (New York, 1986). Weeks, Coming Out, chapter 17. For international comparisons, see Barry D. , 1987). Gillian E. Hanscombe and Andrew Lumsden, Title Fight: The Battle for Gay News (London, 1983). On the situation in the USA in the late 1970s and early 1980s, see Dennis Altman, The Homosexualization of America, the Americanization of the Homosexual (New York, 1972).

One London hospital noted twice the rates of gonorrhea infection in the first six months of 1990 as in the whole of 1989 (Independent on Sunday, 14 October 1990). ), AIDS: Responses, Interventions and Care). But another history, that making important generational differences within the gay community, was apparently reasserting itself. 40 V. Berridge and P. Strong, 'AIDS policies in the UK: a study in contemporary behaviour', Twentieth Century British History, 2, 2 (1991), 150-74; Berridge, 'The early years of AIDS in the United Kingdom'.

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