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How to Be a Healthy Homosexual: HIV Health Promotion and the Social Regulation of Gay Men in the United Kingdom

Keogh, Peter (2008). How to Be a Healthy Homosexual: HIV Health Promotion and the Social Regulation of Gay Men in the United Kingdom. Journal of Homosexuality, 55(4) pp. 581–605.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/00918360802421692
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Abstract

Primary Objective: Health promotion has arisen as the main response to the problem of HIV prevention among gay men. Using the linked concepts of governmentality and health promotion as a neoliberal disciplinary technology, this article argues that health promotion in the time of AIDS has contributed to new forms of social regulation and governance for gay men. Methods and Procedures: This article presents an analysis of data from a study of U.K. HIV health promotion for gay men (interviews with health promoters and analyses of health promotion materials). Conclusions: This analysis of health promotion is helpful in describing an emerging form of governance dependent on incentive rather than censure (censure, pathology and “cure” are how we traditionally describe the use of medical knowledge in the regulation of homosexuality).

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Haworth Press
ISSN: 1540-3602
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetCHAPS (Community HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategy)
Keywords: gay men; HIV/AIDS; health promotion; governmentality; neoliberalism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 44459
Depositing User: Peter Keogh
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 15:26
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 13:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44459
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