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  學年 99
  標題 The Uses of ''Men who have Sex with Men'' in Taiwan's Official AIDS Discourse
  學生姓名 李佳霖(Chia-lin Li)
  指導教授 黃道明 (Dao-ming Huang)
  摘要 This thesis investigates the uses of "Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)" in Taiwan's official AIDS discourse. Scientists and public health officials generally assume that the term MSM is medically sanitized and politically neutral. But following critic Paula A. Treichler's proposition that the body of gay men was constructed by biomedical discourse as the major text of AIDS stories in a specific socio-cultural milieu, I will approach the invention of the term MSM as deeply embedded with discursive connotations and socio-cultural codes. The target of my analysis and critique is Taiwan's official AIDS prevention discourse that constructs the MSM body.
Following Treichler's argument that intelligent interventions cannot be formulated without recognizing the "duality of AIDS" as both material and linguistic, I will intervene into Taiwan's AIDS politics by examining the linguistic/discursive aspect of the term MSM and critiquing its problematic implications. By proposing that the meanings entailed by "the MSM body" differ from that of the gay male body, I intend to expose and critique the disciplinary effects produced by the official deployment of the term MSM in the state's AIDS prevention moves. In other words, my thesis will examine the MSM body through discursive and cultural lenses. I will focus on the MSM body as it appears in Taiwan's local gay bathhouse epidemiology research and in the blood safety policy. I intend to critically analyze the problematic implications entailed by the term MSM when it is deployed by Taiwanese health authority. The critical analyses of these implications not only expose the intervention of state power into the local gay socializing space under the rubric of MSM, but also mark out the importance of a critical reflection on and interrogation of MSM in the official AIDS discourse.
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  連結 http://thesis.lib.ncu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search-c/getfile?URN=961202013&filename=961202013.pdf
 

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