Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Douglas R. Imig
Number of Pages
Since 1987, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) continues to pressure the government, corporate America, and society into confronting the AIDS epidemic. This work analyzes ACT UP as a movement organization. First, the organizational structure of ACT UP is discussed. All aspects (membership, leadership, revenue, etc) which make ACT UP a truly unique organization are elaborated upon. Second, the tactics and targets of opportunity of ACT UP are analyzed. Some of the groups more notable demonstrations are discussed in order to illustrate the evolution of ACT UP. Finally, ACT UP is analyzed in terms of how influential it has been upon both government and corporate policy.
Aids; Analysis; Coalition; Deficiency; Immune; Immune Deficiency; Politics; Power; Unleash
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Graf, Brian Edward, "The politics of AIDS: An analysis of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power" (1991). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 205.