Moral Threats and Dangerous Desires
AIDS in the News Media
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year Published: 1994
Pages: 186pp Price: $27 pb, $75 hc ISBN: 0-74840-180-6 (pb), 0-74840-179-2 (hc)
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX7524
"The mass media have played a key role in constructing public understandings of the epidemic. In the majority of instances, HIV-related disease has been presented as a condition affecting social and/or demographic minorities -- groups whose exceptional behaviour has put them at special risk. Yet at the same time, HIV and AIDS are said to threaten us all: be we heterosexual, lesbian or gay, be we young or somewhat older; be we of minority or majority ethnic status."