George Smith

George Smith (1935-1994) was a political and AIDS activist, sociologist, and educator. During the late 1980s Smith helped found AIDS Action Now! and the Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE).

Smith, George W. “Political activist as ethnographer.” p.44-70. In Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research. Edited by Caelie Frampton, Gary Kinsman, A.K. Thompson and Kate Tilleczek. Black Point, N.S.; Winnipeg: Fernwood, 2006. HN18.3 .S63 2006

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Smith, Dorothy E. “George Smith, political activist as ethnographer and sociology for people.” p.18-26. In Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research. Edited by Caelie Frampton, Gary Kinsman, A.K. Thompson and Kate Tilleczek. Black Point, N.S.; Winnipeg: Fernwood, 2006. HN18.3 .S63 2006


Mykhalovskiy, Eric; Church, Kathryn . “Of t-shirts and ontologies: celebrating George Smith’s pedagogical legacies.” p.71-86. In Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research. Edited by Caelie Frampton, Gary Kinsman, A.K. Thompson and Kate Tilleczek. Black Point, N.S.; Winnipeg: Fernwood, 2006. HN18.3 .S63 2006


Smith, George. “The ideology of ‘fag’: the school experience of gay students.” Sociological Quarterly. 39(2) (1998): 309-335.


Smith, George. “Political activist as ethnographer.” Social Problems. 37(4) (November 1990): 629-648.


Smith, George. “Policing the gay community: an inquiry into textually-mediated social relations.” International Journal of the Sociology of Law. 16 (1988): 163-183.