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The Necropolitical Functions of Biocitizenship: The Sixth International AIDS Conference and the U.S. Ban on HIV-Positive Immigrants

Karma R. Chávez

in Biocitizenship: The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479845194
eISBN:
9781479846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845194.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores how biocitizenship works to maintain national borders and relegate certain populations—in this case, immigrants with HIV/AIDS—to death. Although immigrants are not citizens, ... More


A Balancing Act for Shilts

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts steps out as a spokesman against gay bathhouses, admitting he once patronized them himself. ACT-UP members focus their vitriol on Shilts, Shilts turns his criticism on ACT-UP tactics. Although ... More


Introduction

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts is elevated as the closing speaker for the Fifth International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada in June 1989. Despite the esteem of the speech invitation, members of ACT-UP and others ... More


Bathhouse Daze

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts settles on concept that gay bathhouses in San Francisco are breeding ground for the emerging AIDS crisis and should be closed. Shilts’s reporting draws fire from gay community leaders who view ... More


Unfinished Work

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

One of Shilts’s last interviews, with Steve Kroft from CBS’ 60 Minutes, considers his breakthrough role as a gay journalist. Shilts’s future plans for a book about alleged sexual abuse inside the ... More


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