By Deborah B. Gould
In the overdue Nineteen Eighties, after a decade spent engaged in additional regimen interest-group politics, hundreds of thousands of lesbians and homosexual males replied to the AIDS situation through defiantly and dramatically taking to the streets. yet through the early Nineties, the association they based, ACT UP, used to be no more—even because the AIDS epidemic raged on. Weaving jointly interviews with activists, wide learn, and reflections at the author’s time as a member of the association, Moving Politics is the 1st booklet to chronicle the increase and fall of ACT UP, highlighting a key think about its trajectory: emotion.
Surprisingly neglected via many students of social pursuits, emotion, Gould argues, performs a basic function in political activism. From anger to wish, satisfaction to disgrace, and cohesion to depression, emotions performed an important half in ACT UP’s provocative variety of protest, which integrated raucous demonstrations, die-ins, and other forms of road theater. Detailing the movement’s public triumphs and personal setbacks, Moving Politics is the definitive account of ACT UP’s beginning, improvement, and decline in addition to a looking examine the function of emotion in contentious politics.
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Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS by Deborah B. Gould