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HIV in World Cultures: Three Decades of Representations by Gustavo Subero

By Gustavo Subero

This publication analyses the best way that HIV/AIDS is usually narrativised and represented in modern international cultures, in addition to the several thoughts of remembrance deployed by way of assorted (sub)cultural teams suffering from the disorder. via an in depth examine 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 introduction of the ’discovery’ of the disorder within the Nineteen Eighties. Acknowledging the significant - but frequently ignored - position that cultural items have performed within the development of public opinion in the direction of the itself and those that endure it, this ground-breaking quantity makes a speciality of various narratives, in addition to innovations 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 recognition to the variations among particular nationwide contexts, while protecting in view an area of commonality among different reviews mirrored in such texts. As such, it will likely be of curiosity to social scientists and students of cultural and media experiences, fascinated with cultural construction and representations of the physique and sickness.

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