Beyond Anger: The Activist Construction of the AIDS Crisis
Integral to the construction of a less fragmented more inclusive view of ”the public” are efforts that increase citizen participation in scientific and technological decision making affecting public health. A consistent public health theme in the 1990s will be how to balance the often divergent perspectives of governments that are bound to be responsive to all of their citizens affected communities and scientists and other experts to achieve equitable and just solutions that serve the interests of public health in its broadest manifestation. Whether the issue is curing AIDS destroying chemical weapons stockpiles or remediating environmental destruction arising out of a half century of nuclear weapons development democratization of science through citizen participation in scientific and technological decision making crucial to realizing this goal. Gilbert Elbaz analyzes ACT UP as a social movement which has intervened to help reconstruct HIV/AIDS research in the United States.
social movements; AIDS/HIV groups; AIDS/HIV, people with; activism; social theory; gay health care; health care, politics of; activists; direct action; drug industry [pharmaceutical]; AIDS/HIV drugs; AIDS/HIV research; science and politics; science and responsibility; women’s health and health care; AIDS/HIV and women; aids/hiv demonstrations; medical research
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 22, No. 4 (1995): 43-76