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    'Archives of Feeling': the AIDS Crisis in Britain 1987

    Cook, Matt (2017) 'Archives of Feeling': the AIDS Crisis in Britain 1987. History Workshop Journal 83 (1), pp. 51-78. ISSN 1363-3554.

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    This piece is an extended version of my inaugural lecture of same title delivered on world AIDS day 2016 at Birkbeck College, University of London. It traces the emotional landscape of Britain at a key turning point in the history of AIDS. Drawing on a range of testimonial and other archives it explores the feelings at stake in the epidemic, how they related to press and politics, how they shaped everyday lives, and how they played out for those dealing most directly with the escalating crisis. I argue that such ‘archives of feeling’ are fundamental to our understanding of intersecting social and intimate lives – past and present.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The version of record is available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Matt Cook
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 09:07
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:30


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