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dc.contributor.advisorEngelmann, Lukas
dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Glyn
dc.contributor.advisorYoung, Ingrid
dc.contributor.authorLedin, Chase
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-24T15:45:58Z
dc.date.available2022-11-24T15:45:58Z
dc.date.issued2022-11-24
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1842/39524
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.7488/era/2774
dc.description.abstract‘Post-AIDS Imaginaries: Configuring Speculative Futures in the Cultures of HIV Intervention’ addresses the transformation of HIV intervention imaginaries in contemporary queer AIDS media. I focus on three visual case studies where artists, film directors, and public health promoters’ experiment with images of AIDS pasts and presents to conceptualise and produce images of post-AIDS futures. I employ an interdisciplinary textual-speculative method, which draws on previous science and technology studies (STS) and queer cultural studies scholarship. This method allows me to articulate how post-AIDS futures are constituted by the entanglement of imagined social conditions and public health promotion strategies. My aim is to show how the meaning of health promotion and disease prevention is reconfigured within queer AIDS media to create new meanings about HIV intervention for the future. A critical post-AIDS analysis, I argue, can help researchers to rethink the terms and conditions of AIDS history and to create a critical relationship between the perceived past and desired futures. In previous scholarship, post-AIDS futures have been theorised as deterministic endpoints that gloss the social and cultural dimensions of the global AIDS pandemic. My research challenges this longstanding assertion and suggests that a critical theory of ‘post-AIDS imaginaries’ can more effectively account for transformations of technological progress within queer sexual cultures imagined futures with and beyond HIV transmission.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.hasversionLedin, C. and Weil, B. (2022) ‘“Healthy Publics” and the Pedagogy of It’s a Sin’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, pp. 1–8.en
dc.relation.hasversionMøller, K. and Ledin, C. (2021) ‘Viral Hauntology: Specters of AIDS in Infrastructures of Gay Sexual Sociability’, in B.M. Stavning Thomsen, J. Kofoed, and J. Fritsch (eds) Affects, Interfaces, Events. Vancouver: Imbricate, pp. 147–162. Available at: http://imbricate.press/book/affects-interfaces-events/viral-hauntology/ (Accessed: 1 November 2021).en
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen
dc.subjectimaginariesen
dc.subjectcultural studiesen
dc.subjectscience and technology studiesen
dc.subjectvisual cultureen
dc.subjectsexuality studiesen
dc.subjectpublic healthen
dc.titlePost-AIDS imaginaries: configuring speculative futures in the cultures of HIV interventionen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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