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Bearing witness : Gay Men's Health Crisis and the politics of AIDS, Philip M. Kayal

Label
Bearing witness : Gay Men's Health Crisis and the politics of AIDS
Title
Bearing witness
Title remainder
Gay Men's Health Crisis and the politics of AIDS
Statement of responsibility
Philip M. Kayal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The untold story in the AIDS crisis is that of the mobilization of the gay community. Bearing Witness is a study of how a community-based initiative - Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York - overcame the formidable obstacles of homophobia and fear of AIDS, and the resulting lack of an adequate response from political and health organizations. Philip Kayal shows how volunteers at Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) confront their deepest fears about being homosexual. Rather than shun People with AIDS, they identify with them and neutralize the immobilizing power of homophobia. The volunteers have the courage to bear witness to the suffering of People with AIDS, suffering that in many ways is their own. Kayal explores the why and how of the gay community response to AIDS from his perspective as both a sociologist and GMHC volunteer. The author's own experience allows him to illuminate the social and political meanings of volunteerism by showing how gay/AIDS volunteerism is radical political and religious work. Through collective altruism, GMHC helps to integrate the gay community and establish new concepts of what is sacred. In Bearing Witness, Kayal explores the relationship between personal motives for volunteering and the broader political, social, and religious contexts in which People with AIDS have been largely abandoned. He shows how the mixing of morals, medicine, and American volunteer ideology sets both the tone of the politics of AIDS and influences the evolution of volunteer organizations such as GMHC. AIDS brings that which is deeply private into the public domain, and Kayal offers a compelling analysis of this intersection in his new study of gay/AIDS volunteerism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kayal, Philip M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.U5
LC item number
K39 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HQ 76.2.U5
NLM item number
K23b 1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis Inc
  • Gay men
  • Gay men
  • Volunteer workers in community health services
  • Gay men
  • Public opinion
  • Homophobia
  • AIDS phobia
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Community Health Services
  • Community Health Services
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • Politics
  • Politics
  • Prejudice
  • Prejudice
  • Public Opinion
  • Public Opinion
  • Social Conditions
  • Social Conditions
  • Volunteers
  • Volunteers
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS phobia
  • Gay men
  • Gay men
  • Gay men
  • Homophobia
  • Public opinion
  • Volunteer workers in community health services
  • Homosexueller
  • Ehrenamtliche Tätigkeit
  • Sozialarbeit
  • New York (State)
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Bearing witness : Gay Men's Health Crisis and the politics of AIDS, Philip M. Kayal
Link
https://archive.org/details/bearingwitnessga00kaya
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting involved -- The sin stigma and gay/AIDS volunteerism -- "Morality" and AIDS issues -- Democratization and the response to AIDS -- Volunteerism, community, and blaming the victim -- The political economy of volunteerism and AIDS prevention/edcucation -- Who volunteers: minority volunteerism and GMHC -- Gay volunteerism before and after AIDS -- Gay/AIDS volunteerism: a question of altruism? -- Volunteerism and voluntary associations -- GMHC and the community interest: institutionalization and successful volunteerism -- GMHC as organizational success and problem -- Homophobia, bearing witness, and empowerment -- Gay/AIDS volunteerism as political innovation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780813317298
Lccn
92040293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27068366
  • (OCoLC)ocm27068366
Label
Bearing witness : Gay Men's Health Crisis and the politics of AIDS, Philip M. Kayal
Link
https://archive.org/details/bearingwitnessga00kaya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting involved -- The sin stigma and gay/AIDS volunteerism -- "Morality" and AIDS issues -- Democratization and the response to AIDS -- Volunteerism, community, and blaming the victim -- The political economy of volunteerism and AIDS prevention/edcucation -- Who volunteers: minority volunteerism and GMHC -- Gay volunteerism before and after AIDS -- Gay/AIDS volunteerism: a question of altruism? -- Volunteerism and voluntary associations -- GMHC and the community interest: institutionalization and successful volunteerism -- GMHC as organizational success and problem -- Homophobia, bearing witness, and empowerment -- Gay/AIDS volunteerism as political innovation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780813317298
Lccn
92040293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27068366
  • (OCoLC)ocm27068366

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