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Title:Unstable frontiers: Medicine, the media, and the cultural politics of "curing" AIDS
Author(s):Erni, John Nguyet
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Grossberg, Lawrence
Department / Program:Communication
Discipline:Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Speech Communication
Health Sciences, Public Health
Mass Communications
Abstract:This study examines how AIDS treatment issues (e.g. the politics of biomedical research, social representations of the "AIDS body," the alternative treatment movement, AIDS treatment activism) are represented in the media, and argues that the overall discourse of "curing AIDS" is organized around the totalizing and contradictory narratives of AIDS' curability/incurability, and that this binaristic mode of thinking has important historical--in fact, "conjunctural"--effects upon mainstream medicine's historical position of authority.
Issue Date:1992
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/21289
Rights Information:Copyright 1992 Erni, John Nguyet
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9236453
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9236453


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