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AIDS, the condom and the history of heterosexuality: an introduction

Nicole Vitellone

in Object Matters

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780719075681
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700877 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719075681.003.0001
AIDS, the condom and the history of heterosexuality: an introduction

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This chapter begins with discussions of Linda Singer's observations regarding the nature of power, control and regulation in relation to sexuality; and Joshua Gamson's claims about the contemporary meaning of the condom, which are later called into question by Scott Bravmann. It then considers Simon Watney's analysis of the British media and Leo Bersani's account of the US press in the 1980s, which critically address the construction of sexuality in AIDS representations. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: condom; sexuality; Linda Singer; Joshua Gamson; Scott Bravmann; Simon Watney; Leo Bersani; AIDS

Chapter.  4631 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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