Diseased pariahs and difficult patients - Humour and sick role subversions in queer HIV/AIDS narratives

@inproceedings{Moor2005DiseasedPA,
  title={Diseased pariahs and difficult patients - Humour and sick role subversions in queer HIV/AIDS narratives},
  author={Katrien De Moor},
  year={2005}
}
Amongst the diverse resistant strategies that oppose moralistic representations of HIV/AIDS and the stigmatization of people with HIV/AIDS, two modes of resistance frequently intersect within HIV/AIDS narratives: sick role subversions and humour. Sick role subversions in HIV/AIDS narratives form part of a wider shift from an emphasis on the patient as a ‘compliant, passive medical object of care’ towards ‘the sick person as the subject, the active agent of care’ (Kleinman 1988, pp. 3–4). The… CONTINUE READING

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