TITLE

Transmitters, Caregivers, and Flowerpots: Rhetorical Constructions of Women's Early Identities in the AIDS Pandemic

AUTHOR(S)
Charlesworth, Dacia
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Women's Studies in Communication;Spring2003, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This essay argues that women's identities, as created early in the AIDS pandemic via educational brochures, were ultimately designed to benefit the medical community by reproducing power relations within that institution as well as our patriarchal culture in general. Rather than benefiting women by alerting them to their risk of becoming infected with HIV, these identities become especially harmful when they are rhetorically reflected by other institutions, most notably the government.
ACCESSION #
12064588

 

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