Constitution, Diversification and Normalisation of a Health Problem: Organising the Fight against AIDS in Switzerland (1984-2005)

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serval:BIB_DD849EEFBB95
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Constitution, Diversification and Normalisation of a Health Problem: Organising the Fight against AIDS in Switzerland (1984-2005)
Périodique
Contemporary Politics
Auteur(s)
Voegtli Michael, Fillieule Olivier
ISSN
1356-9775
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Numéro
2
Pages
200-212
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The article traces the formation, diversification and normalization of the AIDS cause in Switzerland. Particular emphasis is placed on interactions between the medical field, public authorities and associative space, the latter being understood as the place where individual and collective actors compete to define the cause. The authors argue that the major phases in the structuring of the struggle, the pace of state intervention and the creation of a multi-organizational field, can only be understood if one adopts a 'configurational perspective' attentive to the manner in which, in a given context and under the effect of particular constraints, key actors strategically interact and contribute to transforming their environment and their chances of reaching their goals. This approach takes into account the changing socio-biological characteristics of those who have committed themselves to the cause. In turn, internal movement divisions about how to respond to the epidemic as well as the changing perceptions of the disease have modified the opportunities for commitment, encouraging certain individual kinds of people and excluding others.
Mots-clé
AIDS, activism, social movements, volunteers, Switzerland
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