Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart's AIDS: Rights, Risk and Reason (Social Aspects of AIDS) PDF

By Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart

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In response to articles selected from the 6th annual 'Social points of AIDS' convention, this e-book makes a speciality of updated money owed of HIV/AIDS study and linked social/sexual matters.

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My granny thinks I beat up prisoners…. (Prison staff, Group 4) Similarly, a group of police officers stated that they were wary of what they read in the press because they knew how stories could be distorted in media accounts. ’ One of his colleagues then gave an example of why he was sceptical about media reporting: ‘I remember I was at the Old Bailey with a rape/abduction job and I was reading a report in the Sun and it was only in the very last bit of the report that I realised that it was a case I was involved in’ (Police staff).

Audience Distrust of the Media It is not simply that all these people uncritically absorb, recall and accept every aspect of media coverage in general or even AIDS coverage in particular. On the contrary, 37 AIDS: Rights, Risk and Reason some research participants were critical of theories which were closer to home than Africa. For example, one participant reacted angrily to the suggestions that AIDS was ‘a male disease’, asserting that such a comment was ‘Unfair. ’ (SACRO clients). Similarly, in a group of Scottish prisoners one man protested against the idea that AIDS was common in Edinburgh: That’s people just starting to label.

The idea that black people have sex with animals was also mentioned in groups of janitors, prison officers and ex-prisoners. Sometimes this theory was explicitly linked to media statements about Green Monkeys being a source of HIV. You could say it starts off with the coloured people in Africa having it off with monkeys. (Prisoners, Group 4) Coloured people have been know to have intercourse with anything. (Janitors) Resp. 1: 40 Tell us, how did it all start, I heard it was a guy had a thing with a gorilla.

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