Religion and AIDS treatment in Africa: saving souls, prolonging lives

This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious ideologies, practices and organizations on the one hand, and biomedical treatment programme...

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Contributors: Dijk, Rijk van 1959- (Editor) ; Dilger, Hansjörg 1968- (Editor) ; Burchardt, Marian 1975- (Editor) ; Rasing, Thera (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Farnham, Surrey [u.a.] Ashgate 2014
In:Year: 2014
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Africa / AIDS / Disease / Therapy / Religious institution / Christianity / Medicine
Further subjects:B AIDS (Disease) Treatment (Africa)
B AIDS (Disease) Treatment Religious aspects Christianity
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Summary:This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious ideologies, practices and organizations on the one hand, and biomedical treatment programmes and the scientific languages and public health institutions that sustain them on the other, this anthology charts largely uncovered terrain in the social science study of the AIDS epidemic
ISBN:1409456692