Unbecoming
by Eric Michaels
edited by Paul Foss
Duke University Press, 1997
Cloth: 978-0-8223-2005-0 | Paper: 978-0-8223-2014-2
Library of Congress Classification RC607.A26M53 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.19697920092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1982, the American-born anthropologist Eric Michaels went to Australia to research the impact of television on remote aboriginal communities. Over the next five years, until his death, he became a major intellectual presence in Australia. Unbecoming is Michaels’s gritty, provocative, and intellectually powerful account of living with AIDS—a chronicle of the last year of his life as he became increasingly ill. Michaels’s diary offers a forceful and ironic rumination on the cultural phenomenon of AIDS, how it relates to his concerns as both an anthropologist and a gay man, and the failure of medical and governmental institutions to come to terms with the disease. Like the AIDS testimony of artist David Wojnarowicz and filmmaker Derek Jarman, Unbecoming provides a view of the AIDS epidemic from a distinctly new vantage point.

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