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Skam, stolthet och respekt: Nyanser, känslor och queer potential i berättelser om att ha hiv.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9266-766X
2015 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 36, no 1-2, 73-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the phenomenon HIV through queer readings. It explores the making of meaning, the nuances, dimensions and experiences in narratives on having HIV in contemporary Sweden. It centres around questions about the distinctiveness of HIV narratives and asks which narratives that are (made) possible, and which ones are (made) impossible? What types of relations are there between narratives and norms? What narratives of resistance are made visible? The found meaning making exposes a queer potential beyond health- and heteronormatives. Based on two different types of materials, 1) interviews of people with HIV and 2) autobiographies on living with HIV, the article traces negated experiences of living with HIV and finds both positive and negative ones. This is made visible by utilizing two types of queer methodologies and close readings of the texts: one phenomenological and one intersectional. Using a queer-phenomenological close reading of the material, the article traces negated experiences and disorientation through emotions of shame and melancholia. Using a queer-intersectional close reading of the material reveals experiences and emotions with more positive connotations, such as pride. The article finds queer potential in the gaps between the negative and positive emotions. In these gaps, and by using the concepts of queer time, heteronormativity and healthnormativity, the article traces and finds queer potential, expressed as a critique of the nuclear family. The queer potential of the narratives points to the ways companionships and intimacies other than the heteronormative can be built.

The article concludes that living with HIV in Sweden today is a complex position consisting of negotiations with negative imaginaries on HIV, heteronormative and healthnormative

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö, 2015. Vol. 36, no 1-2, 73-96 p.
Keyword [sv]
hiv, hiv-narrativ, erfaranheter, queer potential, hälsonormer, heteronormer, rasifiering, intersektionalitet, känslor, genus
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Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124399OAI: diva2:898573
Avhandlingsprojektet Att bli med hiv: känslor, kroppsligheter, rum
Available from: 2016-01-28 Created: 2016-01-28 Last updated: 2016-03-14

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