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Since its initial publication, Policing Desire has proved to be an unparalleled analysis of “the cacophony of voices which sounds through every institution of our society on the subject of AIDS.” For the third edition Simon Watney has provided a new preface, a compelling new concluding essay, and a directory for AIDS information that includes electronic resources. “A far-reaching analysis of images of AIDS and homosexuality in the media. . . . In Policing Desire, Simon Watney called the media on its own game, and the media actually changed its coverage of AIDS and queer issues.” Voice Literary Supplement “Simon Watney’s Policing Desire is essential reading for anyone who wants to press the question of how the media represents AIDS . . . it will stand as a great work of criticism written from the trenches.” New York Native “A landmark work in AIDS analysis because of the combination of emotional urgency and analytical insight that it manifests.” American Book Review Winner of the Gustavus Myers Prize for the Study of Human Rights ISBN 0-8166-3024-0 Cloth $39.95xx CUSA ISBN 0-8166-3025-9 Paper $16.95x CUSA 000 pages 0 x 0 March Media Studies/Social Theory Policing Desire Pornography, AIDS and the Media Third Edition Simon Watney An updated edition of this essential work. Since its initial publication, Policing Desire has proved to be an unparalleled analysis of “the cacophony of voices which sounds through every institution of our society on the subject of AIDS.” For the third edition Simon Watney has provided a new preface, a compelling new concluding essay, and a directory for AIDS information that includes electronic resources. “A far-reaching analysis of images of AIDS and homosexuality in the media. . . . In Policing Desire, Simon Watney called the media on its own game, and the media actually changed its coverage of AIDS and queer issues.” Voice Literary Supplement “Simon Watney’s Policing Desire is essential reading for anyone who wants to press the question of how the media represents AIDS . . . it will stand as a great work of criticism written from the trenches.” New York Native “A landmark work in AIDS analysis because of the combination of emotional urgency and analytical insight that it manifests.” American Book Review Simon Watney is the director of the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust, which distributes funds internationally for HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Watney lives in London, England.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. Preface (Second Edition)
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Preface (Third Edition)
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. Sex, diversity and disease
  2. pp. 7-21
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  1. 2. Infectious desires
  2. pp. 22-37
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  1. 3. Moral panics
  2. pp. 38-57
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  1. 4. Aids, pornography and law
  2. pp. 58-76
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  1. 5. Aids and the press
  2. pp. 77-96
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  1. 6. Aids on television
  2. pp. 97-121
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  1. 7. Safer representations
  2. pp. 122-133
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  1. 8. Epilogue
  2. pp. 134-145
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  1. Conclusion (Second Edition)
  2. pp. 146-151
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  1. Conclusion (Third Edition)
  2. pp. 152-156
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 157-166
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  1. Resources: 1996
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 171-172
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816688524
Related ISBN
9780816630257
MARC Record
OCLC
85846084
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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