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Constructing HIV and Magic Johnson: Discourse, education and power

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The author analyzed the construction f Magic Johnson in the mainstream media, the gay press, the superpulp press and the black press. Five tropes emerged - heroic figure discourse, homophobia discourse, heterosexual titillation discourse, athletic promscuity discourse, fallen hero discourse. Implications for education are described.

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Constructing HIV and Magic Johnson: Discourse, education and power

The author analyzed the construction f Magic Johnson in the mainstream media, the gay press, the superpulp press and the black press. Five tropes emerged - heroic figure discourse, homophobia discourse, heterosexual titillation discourse, athletic promscuity discourse, fallen hero discourse. Implications for education are described.