By Gustavo Subero

This e-book analyses the way in which that HIV/AIDS is usually narrativised and represented in modern global cultures, in addition to the various suggestions of remembrance deployed via assorted (sub)cultural teams stricken by the affliction. via a detailed learn of numerous cultural texts; together with cinema, literature, theatre, paintings and images among others, it demonstrates the trajectory that such narratives and representations have passed through because the creation of the ’discovery’ of the affliction within the Nineteen Eighties. Acknowledging the vital - but frequently neglected - position that cultural items have performed within the development of public opinion in the direction of the situation itself and those that undergo it, this ground-breaking quantity makes a speciality of a number of narratives, in addition to ideas of dealing with HIV/AIDS that experience emerged around the globe. Bringing jointly learn at the united kingdom, North and South the USA, Africa and China, it presents wealthy textual analyses of the ways that the HIV optimistic physique has been portrayed in modern tradition, with awareness to the variations among particular nationwide contexts, while holding in view an area of commonality among the various stories mirrored in such texts. As such, it is going to be of curiosity to social scientists and students of cultural and media stories, occupied with cultural creation and representations of the physique and sickness.

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