Radical Acts: HIV/AIDS Activism in Late Twentieth-Century England (Paperback)

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Drawing on activist campaign literature and materials, broadcast media, and new oral history interviews, Severs reconstructs and discusses the overlooked world of radical AIDS activism in England. This book provides one of the first detailed histories of the radical HIV/AIDS movement in England, following ACT UP's travels from New York to London via prominent queer intellectuals, and reconstructing the vibrant theatrical campaigns staged by ACT UP groups across England.

Radical Acts explores expressions of activism that were far more common than demonstrations and marches. Manifestations of a political commitment to ameliorating the injustices facing people living with HIV permeated most aspects of everyday life. These forms of 'everyday activism' played out in workplaces, universities and church halls across England, as well as through networks that stretched across Europe and North America. This book breaks new ground by studying the radical alongside the everyday, presenting a diverse constellation of activist responses to the epidemic.

About the Author

George J. Severs is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350374522
ISBN-10: 1350374520
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: May 30th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English