Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Policing Desire: Pornography, AIDS and the Media” as Want to Read:
Policing Desire: Pornography, AIDS and the Media
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Policing Desire: Pornography, AIDS and the Media

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
An updated edition of this essential work.

Since its initial publication, Policing Desire has proved to be an unparalleled analysis of "the cacophony of voices which sounds through every institution of our society on the subject of AIDS". For the third edition Simon Watney has provided a new preface, a compelling new concluding essay, and a directory for AIDS information

...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published September 30th 1986)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Policing Desire, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Policing Desire

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-44
Average rating 3.92  · 
Rating details
 ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Policing Desire: Pornography, AIDS and the Media
Colin
Aug 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is a fantastic analysis of the discourse of HIV and AIDS and the mass media's irresponsible control of it. Though it was written in the late 80's during the AIDS epidemic, it accurately describes how mass media continues to treat controversial subjects today.
Christopher
Primarily representation based and argues for the unleashing of radical queer desire as a political project against AIDS. Useful? Yes. For those rigorous dialectic critiques of identity politics and its adherents.
Meghan Cornely
Aug 31, 2007 rated it really liked it
Oh Mass Media Ethics, how I loved thee. No, really, between my Comm major and (yet unbeknownst to me)my Philo minor, this book was the best of my worlds junior year.
Olivia
rated it liked it
Jul 07, 2017
MarcusNilsson
rated it really liked it
May 14, 2019
Vicki
rated it really liked it
Apr 27, 2019
Kay
rated it liked it
Dec 10, 2016
Sara
rated it really liked it
Dec 02, 2012
Kel
rated it really liked it
Nov 15, 2019
Will
rated it did not like it
Nov 01, 2017
Sara
rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2014
Marilyn
rated it liked it
Sep 17, 2018
Esra Roesch
rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2017
Stian
rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2017
Christopher Sutch
rated it really liked it
Aug 15, 2009
Stephen
rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2009
John
rated it really liked it
Feb 08, 2015
Alex
rated it really liked it
Aug 17, 2019
Ellie Walton
rated it it was amazing
May 04, 2019
Marc Smolowitz
rated it it was amazing
Aug 21, 2013
Whit
rated it really liked it
Jun 05, 2007
David
rated it liked it
Nov 10, 2007
Chris Horsefield
rated it it was amazing
Oct 29, 2012
bell1691
rated it really liked it
Jan 04, 2012
Michael
rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2019
Michael Dipietro
marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2010
Paul
added it
Feb 20, 2013
Baran
marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2014
Emily
marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2014
Remy Lebeau
marked it as to-read
Jun 20, 2014
Ralph Dorey
marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2014
Donatas
marked it as to-read
Oct 23, 2014
Anthony
marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2014
Simon Powell
marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2015
Jennifer
marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2015
Macartney
marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2015
Jaykumar B
marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2015
Tristan
marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2015
Viveka
marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2015
Meredith
marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2015
Jonathan
marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2015
Alison
marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Policing Public Sex: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism
  • What Do Gay Men Want?: An Essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity
  • The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions
  • Pictures
  • Leather Folk
  • Kia LaBeija & Julie Tolentino in Conversation (DUETS #5)
  • The Guermantes Way  (In Search of Lost Time, #3)
  • Ariel: The Restored Edition
  • Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943
  • Miranda in Milan
  • Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  • Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
  • Cleanness
  • You Got to Burn to Shine
  • Xenofeminism
  • Men Explain Things to Me
  • Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
See similar books…

News & Interviews

Twists, turns, and whodunits. We pride ourselves on recommending some great mysteries and thrillers here at the Goodreads office. So, we decided...
70 likes · 29 comments