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Author Vijayakumar, Gowri, author.

Title At risk : Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis / Gowri Vijayakumar
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 258 pages)
Series Globalization in everyday life
Globalization in everyday life.
Contents India and the specter of African AIDS -- From containment to incorporation -- High-risk citizens -- Becoming smooth -- Making it count -- India in Africa -- "After" AIDS
Summary "In the mid-1990s, experts predicted that India would face the world's biggest AIDS epidemic by 2000. Though a crisis at this scale never fully materialized, global public health institutions, donors, and the Indian state initiated a massive effort to prevent it. HIV prevention programs channeled billions of dollars toward those groups designated as at-risk-sex workers and men who have sex with men. At Risk captures this unique moment in which these criminalized and marginalized groups reinvented their "at-risk" categorization and became central players in the crisis response. The AIDS crisis created a contradictory, conditional, and temporary opening for sex-worker and LGBTIQ activists to renegotiate citizenship and to make demands on the state. Working across India and Kenya, Gowri Vijayakumar provides a fine-grained account of the political struggles at the heart of the Indian AIDS response. These range from everyday articulations of sexual identity in activist organizations in Bangalore to new approaches to HIV prevention in Nairobi, where prevention strategies first introduced in India are adapted and circulate, as in the global AIDS field more broadly. Vijayakumar illuminates how the politics of gender, sexuality, and nationalism shape global crisis response. In so doing, she considers the precarious potential for social change in and after a crisis"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 30, 2021)
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- India -- Prevention
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects -- India
AIDS (Disease) -- Government policy -- India
Sex -- Political aspects -- India
Sex workers -- Political activity -- India
Sexual minorities -- Political activity -- India
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues.
AIDS (Disease) -- Government policy
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention
Sex -- Political aspects
Sexual minorities -- Political activity
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020050234
ISBN 9781503628069
Other Titles Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis