Forget Burial: HIV Kinship, Disability, and Queer/Trans Narratives of Care (Hardcover)

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Finalist for the LGBTQ Nonfiction Award from Lambda Literary

Queers and trans people in the 1980s and early ‘90s were dying of AIDS and the government failed to care. Lovers, strangers, artists, and community activists came together take care of each other in the face of state violence. In revisiting these histories alongside ongoing queer and trans movements, this book uncovers how early HIV care-giving narratives actually shape how we continue to understand our genders and our disabilities. The queer and trans care-giving kinships that formed in response to HIV continue to inspire how we have sex and build chosen families in the present. In unearthing HIV community newsletters, media, zines, porn, literature, and even vampires, Forget Burial bridges early HIV care-giving activisms with contemporary disability movements. In refusing to bury the legacies of long-term survivors and of those we have lost, this book brings early HIV kinships together with ongoing movements for queer and trans body self-determination.
 

About the Author


MARTY FINK is an assistant professor of professional communication at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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"Marty Fink’s Forget Burial is a vital, much needed contribution to HIV/AIDS scholarship. A wondrous cornucopia of theory, cultural artifacts – fiction, ‘zines, video, memoirs, painting, blogs and oral histories – analysis and archival uncovering, Fink’s work here is stunning when it makes connections to movements today. Forget Burial is both an act of superb scholarship and of love."
— Michael Bronski

“What histories inter as past, Forget Burial bears forth to account for our present. Extending caregiving as a method, the book examines how early HIV archival narrations of trans and disability activisms resurface in later novels, film/video, and online networks. Whether displaying and eroticizing disabilities, or inventing safer sex, these negotiated HIV interdependencies transform state violence and biomedical stigma into kinships for ‘body self-determination’ that brandish mutual care and institutional access through our unfolding crises.”
— Jih-Fei Cheng


Product Details
ISBN: 9781978813779
ISBN-10: 1978813775
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: November 13th, 2020
Pages: 214
Language: English

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