Seeing AIDS in Aceh: Sexual Moralities and the Politics of (In)visibility in Post-Reconstruction Times

  title={Seeing AIDS in Aceh: Sexual Moralities and the Politics of (In)visibility in Post-Reconstruction Times},
  author={Annemarie Samuels},
  pages={103 - 120}
  • A. Samuels
  • Published 17 August 2016
  • Sociology
  • Indonesia
Abstract:Based on long-term ethnographic research on HIV/AIDS in Aceh, the author discusses how various actors in Aceh make AIDS both visible and invisible. This discussion is situated within recent theoretical debates about the politics of “seeing” and (in)visibility in Indonesia as well as the changing concerns with sexual moralities in Indonesia, and specifically in Aceh. Drawing on ethnographic material and newspaper reports, Samuels argues that the ghostlike appearance and invisibility of… 
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