• Classwork

    Review of Anna’s Adventures

    The introduction organizes the body of the paper well. Establishing the topic discussed and telling the reader what they’re about to read. However, the introduction could have included more about the quilt’s involvement in her decision to choose Military and HIV/AIDS, instead of say Mickey mouse or say Disney and HIV/AIDS. She also could have explained her research process more. The evidence used were policies from the national government displaying why the connection between HIV/AIDS, and the military. The use of policies as evidence gives a deeper understanding of her ethos and brings a connection between the military and gay culture as well as AIDS/HIV.

  • Classwork

    Hypothesis (Activity One)

    Family life and culture make a surprisingly large impact on how HIV is handled among the populace. 2. Belief and Tradition play a large part in how people react to HIV and affect the epidemic in unforeseen ways. 3. The family life of a person infected with HIV makes a major impact on the community around it. Activity One part Two How do family life and culture relate to HIV/AIDS epidemic?, What is the impact of family life and culture on HIV? How does this impact affect the populace? Why is this impact surprising? What are the unforeseen ways the epidemic affects how people react to HIV? Why would belief…

  • Annotated Bibliography

    Suite Triomphale (A Triumphant Sequel) Annotated Bibliography 2

    Introduction This post concerns my research into the relation between subculture and the HIV epidemic. Through this research I will learn about deeper connections between artifacts and the culture all around us. By finding these deeper connections this research will uncover the true meaning of the different cultures our materialistic world embodies, finding connections we wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. These connections found in the sources will bond together to form a bigger picture and therefore a better understanding of the HIV epidemic, and the subculture it embodies. Source 1 Research Question: What is the relationship between club culture embodied  in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic? Source Used: Buckland, Fiona. Impossible…

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    Activity 3, Research and Subculture

    Keyword search terms: Food insecurity, depression, HIV/AIDS, United States, Longitudinal Helpful Sources How food insecurity contributes to poor HIV health outcomes: Qualitative evidence from the San Francisco Bay Area Henry J. Whittle, Kartika Palar, Hilary K. Seligman, Tessa Napoles, Edward A. Frongillo and Sheri D. Weiser Journal: Social Science & Medicine, 2016, Volume 170, Page 228 DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.09.040 This source would be helpful in our research as a class because our main concern is how different subculture pertains to HIV and this article mentions HIV. However you’d have to relate a subculture, since the article that sites this article mentions homeless culture, you’d have to analyze the two articles together…

  • Classwork

    Activity 2 Research Question part 2

    What is the Relationship between club culture embodied in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic? Buckland, Fiona. Impossible dance: Club culture and queer world-making. Wesleyan University Press, 2002. https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.gsu.edu/lib/gsu/reader.action?docID=776819&query= End Citation: The author Fiona Buckland is a researcher from Wesleyan University and discusses in the book the “improvised social dancing in queer clubs.” (Buckland 2) Buckland provides a multitude of bibliographies from people immersed in the club culture. This source was created to inform the general public of the under exposed side of queer clubs and the dancing involved there. This book would mostly interest those keen to learn more about queer club culture. Queer activists might find this information…

  • Thick Description

    All good things have a sequel (PSD #2)

    Introduction This post is regarding the use of an artifact to further my research into the culture of the HIV epidemic, through the use of detailed description of a panel from the NAMES project. Through this description I will further my understanding of the concept of culture and build branches to a deeper insight of the objects really mean. This description is the back of the panel I previously did, so similarities are unavoidable, if you’d like to read my description of the front the click this link. About the Quilt The dimension of this panel is like most at the NAMES project, which is 6×3. This panel is located in…