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Once Upon a Virus [electronic resource]: AIDS Legends and Vernacular Risk Perception

Diane E. Goldstein
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Logan : Utah State University Press, c2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0874215862 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0874215870 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction : philosophizing in a war zone
  • "Tag, you've got AIDS" : HIV in folklore and legend
  • Bad people and body fluids : contemporary legend and AIDS discourse
  • Making sense : narrative and the development of culturally appropriate health education
  • What exactly did they do with that monkey, anyway? : contemporary legend, scientific speculation, and the politics of blame in the search for AIDS origins
  • Welcome to the innocent world of AIDS : cultural viability, localization, and contemporary legend
  • "Billy Ray virus" : the folk creation and official maintenance of a public health scapegoat
  • "Banishing all the spindles from the kingdom" : reading needle-prick narratives as resistance
  • Once upon a virus : public health and narrative as a proactive form.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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