A crisis of meaning : how gay men are making sense of AIDS / Steven Schwartzberg.

For gay men, the demands of the AIDS epidemic are enormous and unrelenting. Regardless of HIV status, all are called on to maintain vigilant safety with sex, to face down a cultural stigma greater even than homophobia, and somehow to find a way to go forward in a world heavy with loss. As exhaustion...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Schwartzberg, Steven.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 A Crisis of Meaning; 2 Meaning: The Perennial Quest; 3 Representations of HIV and AIDS: The Building Blocks of Meaning; 4 Transformation: A Journey of Growth; 5 Rupture: The Shattering of Meaning; 6 Camouflage: The Fine Line of Self-Deception; 7 Impassivity: Minimizing the Trauma; 8 Living with Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Questions of Mortality; 9 Coping, Changing, Growing; 10 Grief and Hope; Epilogue: The Current Moment; Appendix A: The Men in the Study; Appendix B: Research Data; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z