Injecting, infection, illness: Abjection and hepatitis C stigma Harris, Magdalena en_US 2021-11-25T16:46:34Z 2021-11-25T16:46:34Z 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract While social research has documented the prevalence and ill effects of hepatitis C related stigma, there has been little analysis of the ways in which this stigma is constituted. This article addresses this gap in the literature by providing a phenomenologically informed account of the ways in which societal attitudes and regulations draw from and feed back into corporeal processes and experiences of embodiment in the creation of hepatitis C related stigma. The case is made that three components are central to hepatitis C stigma: associations with illicit drug injecting, infectiousness and societal aversion to chronic illness. The article draws upon qualitative interviews with 40 people living with chronic hepatitis C in New Zealand and Australia, as well as the researcher’s embodied experience of living with the virus. The works of Julia Kristeva and Mary Douglas are utilized to provide an analysis that moves beyond acknowledgement of societal reinforcers of stigma, such as prohibitory drug laws, to address underlying notions of boundary crossing in the production of stigma and exclusionary practices. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other liminality en_US
dc.subject.other drugs en_US
dc.subject.other embodiment en_US
dc.subject.other reflexivity en_US
dc.title Injecting, infection, illness: Abjection and hepatitis C stigma en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Body and Society en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 33-51 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 15 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Harris, Magdalena, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Centre for Social Research in Health *
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