The Resource Sexual ecology : AIDS and the destiny of gay men, Gabriel Rotello

Sexual ecology : AIDS and the destiny of gay men, Gabriel Rotello

Label
Sexual ecology : AIDS and the destiny of gay men
Title
Sexual ecology
Title remainder
AIDS and the destiny of gay men
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Rotello
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Rotello, an award-winning journalist and long-time AIDS activist, has done in this book something no writer has done before. Weaving together the strands of ecology theory, epidemiology, and sexual politics, he shows how the AIDS epidemic, like other epidemics from influenza and bubonic plague to today's rapidly emerging viruses - result as much from human behaviors as from specific microbes. He argues convincingly that AIDS was probably an old and rare disease syndrome in humans that erupted into an epidemic only when cultural changes - including the gay male sexual revolution of the seventies - created ideal conditions for its evolution and spread
  • For the first time ever, Rotello describes in detail the surprising scientific consensus about why, precisely, AIDS hit gay men so hard. Rebutting both the left's position that AIDS was merely an accident, and simplistic right-wing theories that blame promiscuity alone, Rotello presents the compelling but troubling verdict embraced by epidemiologists: AIDS was spread by a fusion of factors built right into the fabric of urban gay life after Stonewall. Turning to current research, Rotello explains how and why researchers believe a "second wave" of the epidemic is saturating gay men despite widespread AIDS awareness and condom use. And he provides compelling evidence that if the current lack of ecological awareness continues, our best chance of containing the epidemic with newly available drug therapies could be squandered
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rotello, Gabriel
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.A25
LC item number
R68 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 D-747
  • WC 503.41
NLM item number
R843s 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gay men
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Syndrome d'immunodéficience acquise
  • Homosexualité masculine
  • Comportement sexuel
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gay men
Label
Sexual ecology : AIDS and the destiny of gay men, Gabriel Rotello
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [306]-310) 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
Introduction: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men -- Ch. 1. The Birth of AIDS -- Ch. 2. Gay Sexual Ecology -- Ch. 3. The Synergy of Plagues -- Ch. 4. The Birth of the Condom Code -- Ch. 5. The "Second Wave" -- Ch. 6. Surfing the Second Wave -- Ch. 7. The Ecology of "Heterosexual AIDS" -- Ch. 8. Holistic Prevention -- Ch. 9. Imagining a Sustainable Culture -- Ch. 10. Building Incentives into Gay Culture -- Ch. 11. The Stakes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780525941644
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96049706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35961466
  • (OCoLC)ocm35961466
Label
Sexual ecology : AIDS and the destiny of gay men, Gabriel Rotello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [306]-310) 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
Introduction: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men -- Ch. 1. The Birth of AIDS -- Ch. 2. Gay Sexual Ecology -- Ch. 3. The Synergy of Plagues -- Ch. 4. The Birth of the Condom Code -- Ch. 5. The "Second Wave" -- Ch. 6. Surfing the Second Wave -- Ch. 7. The Ecology of "Heterosexual AIDS" -- Ch. 8. Holistic Prevention -- Ch. 9. Imagining a Sustainable Culture -- Ch. 10. Building Incentives into Gay Culture -- Ch. 11. The Stakes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780525941644
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96049706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35961466
  • (OCoLC)ocm35961466

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