As the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s recedes from popular memory,
researchers are once again beginning to engage with the subject from historical
perspectives. This collection brings together some of the exciting new work
emerging from this resurgence, addressing essential but much less well-known
histories of HIV/AIDS.
Focusing on regions of Western Europe, Histories of HIV/AIDS introduces aspects of the epidemic from places including Scotland, Wales, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland, and draws attention to the experiences and activities of often-overlooked people: sex workers, drug users, mothers, nurses, social workers, and those living and working in prisons. It also examines the challenges, opportunities, and risks at the heart of how we archive and remember this epidemic. Highlighting the importance of understanding local and national contexts, transnational interactions, and heterogeneous forms of policy, activism, and expertise, it encourages attention to the complexity of these histories and their ongoing importance today.
Of particular interest to historians of modern Europe and health, area studies specialists, and those working with archives and museums, this book is an essential addition to HIV/AIDS studies and histories.
and timelines. Memories and historical narratives are themselves diverse, fluctuating, and inevitably incomplete, reflecting experiences in the present and hopes for the future as well as changing understandings of the past. Historical work addressing regions, nations, and communities within Western Europe that are not covered here, including Germany, the Iberian peninsula, Northern Ireland, France
personal submissions and responses to directives, whereas Cvetkovich drew upon a wide range of ‘personal memories, which can be recorded in oral and video testimonies, memoirs, letters, and journals’ since ‘the memory of trauma is embedded not just in narrative but in material artifacts’. 69 Here I draw upon the extant logs of the FRIEND telephone helpline in Cardiff
thaumaturgic waters of holy wells and fountains related to the intercession of a saint. The memory of these wells, however, has persisted in British culture until the twenty-first century, and many eighteenth-century writings mention their existence and persistence. As they were dealing with Catholic inheritance, the various narratives surrounding the (re)discoveries of holy wells had political implications. Medical authors mention them as part of an earlier form of superstitious cures, Anglican authors condemn them, travellers express some curiosity at their exoticism. As I
eighteenth-century Britain without mentioning Bath. Bath is the first image that comes to mind when eighteenth-century spas are evoked: many fictions are set in Bath and scholarly research abounds, not to mention the exceptional collections at Bath Record Office. 6 The city of Bath has maintained its spa, which siphons the memory of British mineral waters into one exceptional watering place. In Bath, one can bathe in the mineral waters at the New Bath Spa, visit the Roman baths, have breakfast or attend a concert in the
offer – the professional opportunities that they provided and the anti-feminist theories that went with them. She did this despite the fact that the circumstances of her upbringing, as the next chapter describes, gave her more reason than most to question theories which advocated women’s confinement to the domestic sphere. Notes 1 W. H. Auden, ‘In Memory of Sigmund Freud’, first published in Another Time (London: Random House, 1940). 2 Sigmund Freud, ‘On
law and SASREG guidelines address a key biopolitical concern, namely the danger of interbreeding and the health of the nation's gene pool. It is also a central concern for professionals working in the field, as my research revealed. The head of the fertility unit in a private clinic shared his memories with me about the old days of egg donation, when the clinic had not cooperated with egg donor agencies but had relied on a group of local donors. We had our own pool of donors, they didn't cost
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1937 (equivalent to six times an average contemporary worker’s salary) and provided regular subsidies thereafter. 119 Perhaps it was more the memory of the shock of sudden independence that stuck with her. As well as gaining new friends and freedoms, Françoise became gradually integrated into the SPP group and absorbed its theoretical positions. The concept of the family neurosis having proved effective for her own treatment, she was happy to run with the idea that ‘unbalanced’ mothers were a major cause of children
expected from the treatment. Temporary relief was desirable enough to be transported lying down in a cart from Newbury to Malvern, seventy-eight miles away. Wall's account shows the marvellous success of her treatment, since ‘the sole Use of Water had her Skin clear'd of all these Foul Eruptions’. 63 He describes the dramatic effects of the water on the patient: ‘And what was very remarkable, She was not only cured of her Leprosy, but her paralytic Disorders also. She recover'd her Speech and Memory