The Resource Once upon a virus : AIDS legends and vernacular risk perception, Diane E. Goldstein

Once upon a virus : AIDS legends and vernacular risk perception, Diane E. Goldstein

Label
Once upon a virus : AIDS legends and vernacular risk perception
Title
Once upon a virus
Title remainder
AIDS legends and vernacular risk perception
Statement of responsibility
Diane E. Goldstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Once Upon a Virus explores how contemporary, or 'urban, ' legends are indicators of culturally complex attitudes toward health and illness. Tracing the rich tradition of AIDS legends in relation to current scholarship on belief, Diane Goldstein shows how such stories not only articulate widespread perceptions of risk, health care, and health policy, they also influence official and scientific approaches to the disease and its management. Notions that appear in narratives of who gets AIDS, how and why, are indicators of broad issues involving health beliefs, concerns, and needs"--Publisher's description
  • Out to see America and satisfy his travel bug, W.T. Pfefferle resigned from his position as director of the writing program at Johns Hopkins University and hit the road to interview sixty-two poets about the significance of place in their work. The lively conversations that resulted may surprise with the potential meanings of a seemingly simple concept. This gathering of voices and ideas is illustrated with photo and word portraits from the road and represented with suitable poems. The poets are James Harms, David Citino, Martha Collins, Linda Gregerson, Richard Tillinghast, Orlando Ricardo Menes, Mark Strand, Karen Volkman, Lisa Samuels, Marvin Bell, Michael Dennis Browne, David Allan Evans, David Romtvedt, Sandra Alcosser, Robert Wrigley, Nance Van Winckel, Christopher Howell, Mark Halperin, Jana Harris, Sam Hamill, Barbara Drake, Floyd Skloot, Ralph Angel, Carol Muske-Dukes, David St. John, Sharon Bryan, Donald Revell, Claudia Keelan, Alberto Rios, Richard Shelton, Jane Miller, William Wenthe, Naomi Shihab Nye, Peter Cooley, Miller Williams, Beth Ann Fennelly, Natasha Trethewey, Denise Duhamel, Campbell McGrath, Terrance Hayes, Alan Shapiro, Nikki Giovanni, Charles Wright, Rita Dove, Henry Taylor, Dave Smith, Nicole Cooley, David Lehman, Lucie Brock-Broido, Michael S. Harper, C.D. Wright, Mark Wunderlich, James Cummins, Frederick Smock, Mark Jarman, Carl Phillips, Scott Cairns, Elizabeth Dodd, Jonathan Holden, Bin Ramke, Kenneth Brewer, and Paisley Rekdal
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
614.5/99392/09718
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643.86.C22
LC item number
N494 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Once upon a virus : AIDS legends and vernacular risk perception, Diane E. Goldstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Once upon a virus : public health and narrative as a proactive form
  • 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
Control code
ocn636861236
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 210 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874215106
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt47mwjs
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.b32073744
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)636861236
  • jstoro0874215102
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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