Title

Exporting moralities : HIV / AIDS and globalization = 道德輸出 : 愛滋病與全球化

Authors

Dennis ALTMAN

Streaming Media

Organizer

Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University; Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University

Document Type

Public Seminar

Date

4-20-2009

Time

5:00 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m.

Venue

SO 102, Dorothy Y. L. Wong Building, Lingnan University

Description

This paper takes the AIDS pandemic as a case study of the exercise of ‘soft power’, stimulating AIDS within the changing world order, and the attempts of the Clinton and Bush Administration to make sense of new threats and to maintain American hegemony. The responses to the epidemic, I will argue, illustrate very clearly the mix of self-interest, altruism and self-deception that characterizes post-Cold War foreign policy. As in a range of other issues the United States simultaneously exports certain official policies that are subverted by consumer culture, just as American-inspired activism often clashes with American-influenced religiosity. 經過四份一世紀,隨著氣候變化和金融海嘯等全球化危機的出現,愛滋病的威脅雖然好像不如以前般危急,卻仍然是了解全球化的多重意義,以及政治、社會、經濟及文化權力如何在現時世界舞台運作的一個重要切入點。講者將愛滋病放在世界秩序改變以及克林頓和布殊政權如何嘗試利用這個健康的新威脅來維護美國的霸權的脈絡中,作為研究使用「軟性權力」的案例。一如美國同時輸出的其他各種議題,某些政策已被消費文化顛覆,而同樣受美國所啟發的社會行動主義與宗教狂熱,兩者間亦經常互相沖突。

Recommended Citation

Altman, D. (2009, April 20). Exporting moralities: HIV / AIDS and globalization. [Video podcast].

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