First published in 1998. Nancy Stoller records how the poor, people of color, gay men and lesbians, drug users, and women have built social movements to fight the impact of AIDS, revealing that organizational structure and culture have a greater impact on who is served and how than do public health theories or official organizational goals. She draws on ethnographic research and the words of the activists themselves, as well as the literature of social movements and theories of bureaucracy. In addition to the stories of the organizational strategies, the book offers guidelines for dealing with diversity and conflict with both theoretical and practical perspectives on cross-community and international organizing.

chapter 1|24 pages

Women's Histories of AIDS

chapter 3|18 pages

Becoming Visible: Asian Americans

chapter 4|16 pages

When Sex Workers Run AIDS Organizations 1

chapter 7|22 pages

Lessons from the Damned