Faith in the time of AIDS: religion, biopolitics and modernity in South Africa

"This book describes how Christian communities in South Africa have responded to HIV/AIDS and how these responses have affected the lives HIV-positive people, youth and broader communities. Drawing on Foucault and the sociology of knowledge, it explains how religion became influential in reshap...

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Main Author: Burchardt, Marian 1975-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Basingstoke, Hampshire New York Palgrave Macmillan 2015
In:Year: 2015
Series/Journal:Non-governmental public action series
Further subjects:B Christianity and politics 20th century South Africa
B AIDS (Disease) Religious aspects
B AIDS (Disease) South Africa
B HIV infections South Africa
B Christianity and politics 21st century South Africa
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Summary:"This book describes how Christian communities in South Africa have responded to HIV/AIDS and how these responses have affected the lives HIV-positive people, youth and broader communities. Drawing on Foucault and the sociology of knowledge, it explains how religion became influential in reshaping ideas about sexuality, medicine and modernity."--Publisher's website
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index
ISBN:1349560596