Positioning the image of AIDS
Cooter, Roger and Stein, Claudia. (2010) Positioning the image of AIDS. Endeavour, Vol.34 (No.1). pp. 12-15. ISSN 01609327Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.endeavour.2009.12.001
AIDS posters can be treated as material objects whose production, distribution and consumption varied across time and place. It is also possible to reconstruct and analyse the public health discourse at the time these powerful images appeared. More recently, however, these conventional historical approaches have been challenged by projects in literary and art criticism. Here, images of AIDS are considered in terms of their function in and for a new discursive regime of power centred on the human body and its visualization. How images of AIDS came to be understood in Western culture in relation to wider political and economic conditions redefines the historical task.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||AIDS (Disease) and art, AIDS (Disease) -- Posters|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Endeavour|
|Page Range:||pp. 12-15|
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