What's in a condom? - HIV and sexual politics in Japan

Elizabeth Miller

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Abstract

Utilizing a range of ethnographic data from an AIDS hotline, a women's shelter, a night club, AIDS campaigns, news articles, and interviews with health bureaucrats, this paper explores the history of AIDS in Japan and the ways in which official practices reproduce systems of domination. This paper examines the official categories of "foreign woman" and "prostitution" as discursive strategies of containment, and argues that nationalist discourses and representations of sexuality are closely linked in maintaining relations of power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-32
Number of pages32
JournalCulture, Medicine and Psychiatry
Volume26
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Sexuality
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Interviews
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Keywords

  • AIDS history
  • HIV
  • Japan
  • Sexual politics

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anthropology

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What's in a condom? - HIV and sexual politics in Japan. / Miller, Elizabeth.

In: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, Vol. 26, No. 1, 03.2002, p. 1-32.

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Miller, Elizabeth. / What's in a condom? - HIV and sexual politics in Japan. In: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2002 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 1-32.
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