The Resource HIV, mortality and the self, by Sebastian Rinken

HIV, mortality and the self, by Sebastian Rinken

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HIV, mortality and the self
Title
HIV, mortality and the self
Statement of responsibility
by Sebastian Rinken
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In industrialized countries, HIV/AIDS is now increasingly perceived as a chronic condition. Yet initially, before combination therapy became available, this pandemic was widely associated with premature or even imminent death. Receiving the diagnosis typically led to a dramatic biographical disruption. This highly original book turns this basic feature of life with [UV into the vantage point for a fascinating analysis of Western subjectivity. Combining a host of empirical observations with the debate on the modern self, the author argues that the self-construction of people with HIV highlights the precarious yet indispensable status of the self in contemporary Western society. Constructing one's biography in terms of self-actualization is in fact a manifestation of nihilism: it evokes a standard of certainty which, on closer examination, cannot be sustained. Written in a lucid style, this unique book will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of sociology, social psychology social anthropology social theory and philosophy, as well, as anybody interested in the relationship between the self and society or the experience of living with HIV/A1RS
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Rinken, Sebastian
Date time place
Defence date: 27 June 1996
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 1996.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
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European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
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  • HIV-positive persons
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Self
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HIV, mortality and the self, by Sebastian Rinken
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:185155/one
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Note
Examining board: Prof. Alois Hahn, Universität Trier ; Prof. Alessandro Pizzorno, Supervisor ; Prof. Paul Rabinow, University of California at Berkeley ; Prof. Chiara Saraceno, Università degli Studi di Torino ; Prof. Arpad Szakolczai, EUI, Co-supervisor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-425)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb12052917
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
iv, 425 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038755196
Label
HIV, mortality and the self, by Sebastian Rinken
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:185155/one
Publication
Note
Examining board: Prof. Alois Hahn, Universität Trier ; Prof. Alessandro Pizzorno, Supervisor ; Prof. Paul Rabinow, University of California at Berkeley ; Prof. Chiara Saraceno, Università degli Studi di Torino ; Prof. Arpad Szakolczai, EUI, Co-supervisor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-425)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb12052917
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
iv, 425 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038755196

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