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The Thing Called Love Virus

Tiffany Jackson

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0051
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In her poem entitled “The Thing Called Love Virus,” Tiffany Jackson reveals that she has AIDS, which she got after an unprotected sex with her lover.


"Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Sanyu A. Mojola

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280939
eISBN:
9780520958500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280939.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Drawing on a rich variety of interviews and ethnographic and survey data from her native country of Kenya, Sanyu Mojola examines how young African women, who suffer disproportionate rates of HIV ... More


If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The AIDS epidemic soured the memory of the sexual revolution and gay liberation of the 1970s, and prominent politicians, commentators, and academics instructed gay men to forget the sexual cultures ... More


Queer Theory Is Burning: Sexual Revolution and Traumatic Unremembering

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

in If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the strained queer discourses during the 1960s’ and 1970s’ sexual revolutions until the post-AIDS onslaught. The queer theorists claimed that during the sexual revolution, gays, ... More


“It’s Just Not Turning Up”: AIDS, Cinematic Vision, and Environmental Justice in Todd Haynes’s

Nicole Seymour

in Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037627
eISBN:
9780252094873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter turns to American suburbia, where we meet a white housewife suffering from an ambiguous illness in the 1995 film, Safe. While many critics read the film as an AIDS allegory, the chapter ... More


A Stubborn Disparity

Sanyu A. Mojola

in "Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280939
eISBN:
9780520958500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280939.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes the stark gender differences in HIV rates among African youth and discusses the major explanations (biophysiological, proximate, and structural) for this disparity. It also ... More


Consuming Women, Modernity, and HIV Risk

Sanyu A. Mojola

in "Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280939
eISBN:
9780520958500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280939.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter begins with a review of the literature on transactional sex relationships engaged in by young African women—these are intimate relationships in which money and gifts are exchanged but in ... More


Historical and Cultural Context

Sanyu A. Mojola

in "Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280939
eISBN:
9780520958500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280939.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 3 begins with a discussion of the social reality of the HIV prevalence rates in Nyanza province among the Luo. I then describe the historical and cultural background to the study to set in ... More


Love, Money, and HIV Prevention

Sanyu A. Mojola

in "Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280939
eISBN:
9780520958500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280939.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In chapter 4, I show how intimate relationships and communities enable and motivate girls’ transformation into consuming women. The chapter examines how Luo youth characterize their relationships ... More


School and the Production of Consuming Women

Sanyu A. Mojola

in "Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280939
eISBN:
9780520958500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280939.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 5 shows how girls are produced as consuming women in the institutional context of school by exploring the complicated role of school in young women’s lives. The chapter begins with a ... More


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