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1st Edition

Troubling The Angels
Women Living With Hiv/aids

ISBN 9780813390161
Published July 4, 1997 by Routledge
283 Pages

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Book Description

Educator Patti Lather and psychologist Chris Smithies observed and chronicled support groups for women diagnosed with HIV. Whether black, Latina, poor, or middle class, the women in these groups share the common bond of living with HIV/AIDS, and they describe how it affects their lives in terms full of practical reality and moving poignancy, as they fight the disease, accept, reflect, live and die with and in it.

Table of Contents

Preface 1 The Book -- Preface 2 The Women and the Support Group Meetings -- Life After Diagnosis -- “I’m Gonna Die from Stress, Not HIV” -- “Living with a Time Bomb” -- “Full Blown AIDS Had Came”: Lori -- “I Got Another Wake-Up Call”: Lina B -- “I’ve Got Some Stories That Would Curl Your Hair” -- “And I Didn’t Even Pay My Income Taxes”: Amber -- AIDS and Angels: A Cloudy Place -- Relationships -- “The Phony Stuff: You Don’t Want to Go Through It Anymore” -- “I’m Not Close-Mouthed at All”: A Daughter -- “I Don’t Have Fifty Years to Be a Mother”: Lisa -- “Love and Prayers, Mom”: Linda B -- “I’m a Sexy Momma” -- The Angel of History: AIDS as a Global Crisis -- Making Meaning -- “I Don’t Know Have to File It Away That This Has Happened to Us” -- “I’d Probably Be Dead if It Wasn’t for HIV” -- Angelology: A History of Truths -- Living/Dying with AIDS -- “We Are the Teachers” -- “A Greater Risk of Hope”: CR and Linda B -- “We Had a Real Nice Life”: Louisa -- Death Makes Angels of Us All -- Support Groups -- “It’s Taken Me Years to Get Here” -- “We’re Supposed to Be a Support Group” -- “Seize the Day”: Lori -- An Ache of Wings: The Social Challenge of AIDS -- Epilogue -- Troubled Reading: Our Bodies, This Book, This Fire -- Demographic Data (At Time of Group Interviews) -- "Time to Go Home":Holley

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