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The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

David Caron

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691753
eISBN:
9781452949581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV, and over 30 states have laws criminalizing HIV nondisclosure and/or exposure. As more people continue to be infected (at a rate ... More


Caught in the Storm : AIDS and the Meaning of Natural Disaster

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.12
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In this essay, Berube writes of the need to grieve and mourn as well as to acknowledge the horrific human cost of the AIDS epidemic. At the same time, he takes strong issue with those who try to ... More


Don't Save Us from Our Sexuality

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay discusses the “Gay Plague,” the AIDS epidemic that continues to take its deadly toll in the gay community. The mysterious disease exhausts doctors, baffles researchers, challenges public ... More


Diagnosis

David Caron

in The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691753
eISBN:
9781452949581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

“Diagnosis” deals with that shock: the immediate impact of my HIV diagnosis, my wary yet curious exploration of an unfamiliar medical universe at once hostile and protective, and the beginning of ... More


Others

David Caron

in The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691753
eISBN:
9781452949581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

“Others” considers, in a variety of contexts, the question that propels the entire work, namely the fear of contact with other people’s bodies and how to respond to that fear should it threaten to ... More


Disclosure

David Caron

in The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691753
eISBN:
9781452949581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

“Disclosure” returns to the question of HIV in order to outline at greater length a theory and practice of nonconfessional disclosure as a mode of sharing that can counteract the anxieties triggered ... More


Taste

David Caron

in The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691753
eISBN:
9781452949581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

“Taste” traces the cultural origins of the fear of contact in the evolution of western notions of taste and focuses on films about movie theaters where men go in search of sexual and social contact ... More


Tact

David Caron

in The Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIV

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691753
eISBN:
9781452949581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691753.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

“Tact” turns to tact as a socially problematic one that is begging to be reclaimed and re-embodied with its old meanings of touch and collective music making in order to counter social exclusion ... More


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