Representations of HIV/AIDS in Moving Images

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The global HIV/AIDS epidemic has, since the mid-1980s, in different ways been represented in moving images. Documentaries, television series, and films have dealt with HIV and AIDS and thus contributed to an increased understanding but also reproduced stigma-inducing stereotypes about the virus and those who have been touched by it. At the same time, representations of HIV/AIDS reflect the particular time, place, and social context in which they are created. Taking central HIV/AIDS works and archival material as its point of departure, this course concerns HIV/AIDS in moving images with a focus on cultural history, global structures, sexual practices and moral conceptions.


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