Bearing Witness: Gay Men's Health Crisis And The Politics Of Aids

Philip M Kayal
The untold story in the AIDS crisis is that of the mobilization of the gay community. Bearing Witness is a compelling study of how a community-based initiative--Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York--neutralized the immobilizing power of homophobia and fear of AIDS. From his unique perspective as both a sociologist and volunteer at Gay Men's Health Crisis, Philip Kayal illuminates the social and political meanings of volunteerism by showing how gay/AIDS volunteerism is radical political and religious work.

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Reviewed: 2013-03-21
1993 275 pages (Westview Press) ISBN-13: 9780813317298 ISBN-10: 813317290 The untold story in the AIDS crisis is that of the mobilization of the gay community. Bearing Witness is a compelling study of how a community-based initiative--Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York--neutralized the immobilizing power of homophobia and fear of AIDS. From his unique perspective as both a sociologist and volunteer at Gay Men's Health Crisis, Philip Kayal illuminates the social and political meanings of volunteerism by showing how gay/AIDS volunteerism is radical political [...]
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