By J. Rollins

ISBN-10: 0312240066

ISBN-13: 9780312240066

ISBN-10: 1403981221

ISBN-13: 9781403981226

AIDS and the Sexuality of legislation maps the connection among sexuality and the legislation and technology of AIDS because it advanced among 1985 and 1995. The ebook undertakes an in depth examining of case critiques from the federal appellate courts and argues that those scripts could be learn productively throughout the interpretive lens of irony. even though those texts count actually at the language of technology to build an visual appeal of coping with HIV transmission hazards, they rely figuratively on a sexual epistemology that relegates very important fragments of knowledge to the world of the unknowable. proceedings tested within the booklet take care of grownup companies, the well-being care undefined, and prisons.

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In a very simplified version of their argument, most scientific output is artifact; seldom do the outputs of scientific discourse attain the status of fact. Fact-making is the result of a constructive process by which facts are split away from the scientific processes that gave rise to them, and inverted to become, instead, the objects of scientific discovery. “Splitting” and “inversion” allow statements to give way to objects that in turn become subjects, and are then constructed as part of reality.

These scripts “make sense” because they are literally framed by what scientists knew about HIV transmission, but those bits of knowledge are figuratively organized through the unknowables that comprise our sexual epistemology. Irony The usual sites for discussing irony are literature, philosophy, and sometimes politics. It is useful, however, to read law as ironic not only because we might see judges as ironists (which they may or may not be), but also because the science of AIDS and its place in legal discourse displays an ironic relationship between what is known, what is unknown, what is unknowable, and the ways that knowledge is allocated in accordance with existing hierarchies of social power.

Shoring up the prestige, credibility, expertise, and efficacy of institutions brought knowledge about HIV into a complex web of possibilities spun from thin filaments of information, one littered with fragments of misinformation but composed predominantly of open, empty gaps. Regulating the circulation of knowledge and information requires schematic strategies that rely heavily on what is not said, even more than on what is said. 52 For each of the questions asked in these contests, there are multiple unasked questions that immediately appear.

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