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Faith in the Time of AIDS

Faith in the Time of AIDS

Religion, Biopolitics and Modernity in South Africa
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Introduction1. HIV/AIDS and Christian Engagements in Africa: Towards a Cultural Sociology of Social Technologies
2. The Global and the Local: Transnational Connections and the Rise of Faith-based Organizations
3. A Moral Science of Sex
4. Having Sex, Making Love
5. Biographical Becoming: Life Projects
6. Helping Themselves: Religious AIDS Activism in Support Groups
Conclusions
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.

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    HIV/Religion; development; NGOs; Sociology; anthropology; Biomedicine; Sexuality; humanitarianism; Globalization; Engagement; knowledge; Moral; morality; Nation; organization; sex; Transnational

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Autor: Marian Burchardt
ISBN-13: 9781349560592
ISBN: 1349560596
Einband: Book
Seiten: 232
Gewicht: 296 g
Format: 216x140x12 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Marian Burchardt
Marian Burchardt is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany. His research focuses on cultural diversity, globalization, and religion. His work appered in Comparative Sociology, International Sociology, the Journal of Modern African Studies and the Journal of Religion in Africa.

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Autor: Marian Burchardt
ISBN-13:: 9781349560592
ISBN: 1349560596
Erscheinungsjahr: 22.12.2017
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Gewicht: 296g
Seiten: 232
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 17001, 1st ed. 2015
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 216x140x12 mm