File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9810, message 40

Subject: Re: Biomedical discoursive and non-discoursive practices around AIDS
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 09:12:44 +0100

Thanks for the reference. I hope to have a chance to check it out.


-----Original Message-----
From: <>
Date: Thursday, October 15, 1998 00:28
Subject: Re: Biomedical discoursive and non-discoursive practices around

>Hi Stuart,
>Probably not supposed to cite ourselves...modesty and all that. But
>what the hell! I've never been able to do it before, and I may never get
>to again! And it's hot off the press.
>So...I've just had a paper published that looks at the ways discourses
>surrounding HIV/AIDS and safer sex are structured, particularly with
>respect to younger gay men. I'm not sure if this is the sort of thing
>you are thinking about, but perhaps it's worth a look.
>Blaine Rehkopf, "The Anal-ytic Discourses of AIDS and Safer Sex," in
> _Inside the Academy and Out: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Studies and Social
> Action_, Ed. Janice Ristock and Catherine Taylor, U of Toronto Press,
> 1998: pp. 220-243.
>    Peace,
>    Blaine
>In your message of 15:12 Oct 13 1998, you write:
>> Most of the responses have so far picked up on the hard sciences bit, but
>> would be interested in the ideas you have on HIV/AIDS, as my initial PhD
>> project proposed to do this (not so much on the biomedical, but more of
>> social aspects). The PhD I have now nearly finished is entirely
>> but I am still thinking of doing the practical analysis at some point.
>> Hopefully you will be able to provide a summary of some of your ideas.
>> Best wishes
>> Stuart
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Joerg Marx, SHK FI <>
>> To:
>> <>
>> Date: Sunday, October 11, 1998 00:10
>> Subject: Biomedical discoursive and non-discoursive practices around AIDS
>> I am working with a Foucauldian framework on biomedical dicourses
>> around HIV/AIDS. My aim is to demonstrate, that a Foucauldian
>> analysis is not only functioning in the field of human sciences, but
>> also in the field of "hard sciences". Do anyone know something about
>> this? Is anyone of you intersted to start a discussion about Foucault
>> and natural sciences?


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