Bearing Witness: Gay Men's Health Crisis and the Politics of AIDS - Gay Men's Health Crisis and the Politics of AIDS - Philip M. Kayal (1993)
ISBN 0-8133-1729-0
Genre HIV/AIDS
Subject AIDS (Disease) - Political aspects; AIDS phobia; Gay men - Attitudes; Gay men - Public opinion; Gay men - Social conditions; Homophobia; Public opinion; Volunteer workers in community health services
Publisher Westview Press
Publication Date 5/1/1993
Format Paperback (228 x 153 mm)
Language eng
Plot
This study tells how one community-based initiative - Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) in New York - overcame the obstacles of homophobia and fear of AIDS by organizing groups of volunteers who "bear witness" to the suffering of people with AIDS. The book explores the gay community's response to AIDS, examining the relationship between personal motives for volunteering and the broader political, social and religious contexts in which people with AIDS have been largely abandoned. The author is both a sociologist and a volunteer at the Gay Men's Health Crisis.
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LoC Classification HQ76.2.U5K39 1993
Dewey 305.38/9664
Cover Price $33.00
No. of Pages 300