Viral Voyages

Tracing AIDS in Latin America

  • Authors
  • Lina┬áMeruane

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Beginning the Journey

    1. Lina Meruane
      Pages 1-5
  3. Logbook of an HIV-Positive Voyage

    1. Lina Meruane
      Pages 7-79
  4. Viral Voyagers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Lina Meruane
      Pages 83-116
    3. Lina Meruane
      Pages 145-173
    4. Lina Meruane
      Pages 175-199
    5. Lina Meruane
      Pages 201-223
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-244

About this book


This is the first book to comprehensively examine Latin America's literary response to the deadly HIV virus. Proposing a bio-political reading of AIDs in the neoliberal era, Lina Meruane examines how literary representations of AIDS enter into larger discussions of community, sexuality, nation, displacement and globalization.


AIDS America community globalization Nation

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