Product Description First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Review ""AIDS and the Body Politic traces the fascinating yet disturbing shape of how culturally desirable is the clean, self-identical and sharply bounded (male) body, protected against infection, and how culturally horrifying are open, uncontrolled (female and gay male) bodies, prone to collecting and proliferating infection. This work is an important and fresh analysis of how cultural material informs biomedical and epidemiological models and measures.." -"Emily Martin About the Author Catherine Waldby has published extensively in the areas of feminist theory and the politics of health and sexuality. She currently teaches in the Communications and Cultural Studies program and the Women's Studies program at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.