Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS (2020)

Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS Deborah B. Gould Moving Politics Emotion and ACT UP s Fight against AIDS In the late s after a decade spent engaged in routine interest group politics thousands of lesbians and gay men responded to the AIDS crisis by defiantly and dramatically taking to the streets B
  • Title: Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS
  • Author: Deborah B. Gould
  • ISBN: 9780226305301
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS Deborah B. Gould In the late 1980s, after a decade spent engaged in routine interest group politics, thousands of lesbians and gay men responded to the AIDS crisis by defiantly and dramatically taking to the streets But by the early 1990s, the organization they founded, ACT UP, was no even as the AIDS epidemic raged on Weaving together interviews with activists, extensive reseIn the late 1980s, after a decade spent engaged in routine interest group politics, thousands of lesbians and gay men responded to the AIDS crisis by defiantly and dramatically taking to the streets But by the early 1990s, the organization they founded, ACT UP, was no even as the AIDS epidemic raged on Weaving together interviews with activists, extensive research, and reflections on the author s time as a member of the organization, Moving Politics is the first book to chronicle the rise and fall of ACT UP, highlighting a key factor in its trajectory emotion.Surprisingly overlooked by many scholars of social movements, emotion, Gould argues, plays a fundamental role in political activism From anger to hope, pride to shame, and solidarity to despair, feelings played a significant part in ACT UP s provocative style of protest, which included raucous demonstrations, die ins, and other kinds of street theater Detailing the movement s public triumphs and private setbacks, Moving Politics is the definitive account of ACT UP s origin, development, and decline as well as a searching look at the role of emotion in contentious politics.
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One thought on “Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS

  1. Dont

    Deb Gould s Moving Politics has sat on my shelf waiting to be read since it first came out I was thrilled to find a study that put the emerging analysis around political affect into practice in relation to a specific political movement But reading scholarship on a political history in which I have invested most of my adult life, well, that has required mustering some measure of courage to dive into That said, Moving Politics is crucial reading not just for AIDS activists and people invested in t [...]

  2. Ralowe Ampu

    this is a staggering achievement i can t help but reflect on organizing in gay shame reading this, wishing it were possible to make space for emotions in meetings as she unfolds the gradual entropy of act up near the end of the book, you re like, why isn t there a vibechecker this is not to slight the enormity and intensity of AIDS, the confusion it caused in its early stages as she describes here but reading it all fall apart it makes you wonder what would have been possible if this book is cau [...]

  3. Nadja

    Okay, so this was a very long but very interesting read I did indeed take about 1,5 months to get through it, since it was emotionally loaded and densely written and also academic and I read it for a term paper I m now fully prepared to write , and it was worth it.Gould herself was an activist with ACT UP, so her analysis comes from a very personal perspective, which also fuels her thesis that all activism is somehow connected to affects and emotions Still, her book was comprehensive and balance [...]

  4. Maxine

    A very dense but eminently readable look at the power of emotional politics and political emotion Gould uses her own experiences in ACT UP AIDS activism to explore politics in both a very personal and infinitely expansive way I was inspired as both a future scholar and a potential activist in many ways, the theoretical and historical topics in Moving Politics are than applicable to our current social climate.

  5. David Leonard

    A really powerful examination of ACT UP, and the struggle to demand action throughout the 1980s and 1990s in the face of the nation s AIDS crisis While wanting a bit on race and class, the book offers a powerful examination of the dialectics between emotion, habitus, and militancy, Gould primes readers for understanding the struggles over health injustice and the fight against systemic homophobia Beyond documenting this important history with stunning details, she offers an important framework [...]

  6. Sean Estelle

    This was a moving account of the history of ACT UP It was fairly dense and academic at times, and took a while to get through, but still highly recommended especially for those interested in the intersection of emotional labor and movement history strategy Lots to glean from an understudied and underappreciated, but extremely crucial time in movement work in the U.S.

  7. Alexa Trumpy

    Definitely not for a general audience I would not recommend unless you are really interested in 1 emotions in social movements or 2 ACT UP and the AIDS crisis in the 1980s If that is the case, this is a good read.

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