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The Resource Denying AIDS : conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and human tragedy, Seth C. Kalichman ; foreword by Nicoli Nattrass

Denying AIDS : conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and human tragedy, Seth C. Kalichman ; foreword by Nicoli Nattrass

Label
Denying AIDS : conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and human tragedy
Title
Denying AIDS
Title remainder
conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and human tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Seth C. Kalichman ; foreword by Nicoli Nattrass
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the origins of AIDS dissidents' disclaimers during the earliest days of the epidemic and delves into the psychology and politics of the current denial movement in its various incarnations. Focuses not on the "difficult" or doubting patient, but on organized, widespread forms of denial (including the idea that HIV itself is a myth and HIV treatments are poison) and the junk science, faulty logic, conspiracy theories, and larger forces of homophobia and racism that fuel them. Among topics covered: why AIDS denialism endures, and why science must understand it; the role of pioneer virus researcher Peter Duesberg in AIDS denialism; flawed immunological, virological, and pharmacological pseudoscience studies that are central to texts of denialism ; the social conservative agenda and the politics of AIDS denial, from the courts to the White House ; the impact of HIV misinformation on public health in South Africa; and fighting fiction with reality: anti-denialism and the scientific community
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Denying AIDS : conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and human tragedy, Seth C. Kalichman ; foreword by Nicoli Nattrass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-201) and index
Contents
1. HIV/AIDS Denialism Is Alive and Well -- 2. Peter Duesberg and the Origins of HIV/AIDS Denialism -- 3. AIDS Pseudoscience -- 4. Denialist Journalism and Conspiracy Theories -- 5. Politics of Denialism -- 6. Getting Out of Denial -- Epilogue: The Most Ironic Conspiracy -- Appendix A. Timeline of HIV/AIDS Denialism -- Appendix B. About the HIV/AIDS Denialists
Control code
ocn390487079
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 205 p.
Isbn
9780387794761
Isbn Type
(e-ISBN)
Lccn
2008938225
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
Label
Denying AIDS : conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and human tragedy, Seth C. Kalichman ; foreword by Nicoli Nattrass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-201) and index
Contents
1. HIV/AIDS Denialism Is Alive and Well -- 2. Peter Duesberg and the Origins of HIV/AIDS Denialism -- 3. AIDS Pseudoscience -- 4. Denialist Journalism and Conspiracy Theories -- 5. Politics of Denialism -- 6. Getting Out of Denial -- Epilogue: The Most Ironic Conspiracy -- Appendix A. Timeline of HIV/AIDS Denialism -- Appendix B. About the HIV/AIDS Denialists
Control code
ocn390487079
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 205 p.
Isbn
9780387794761
Isbn Type
(e-ISBN)
Lccn
2008938225
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.

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