Faith in the Time of AIDS
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Faith in the Time of AIDS

Religion, Biopolitics and Modernity in South Africa
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ISBN-13:
9781349560592
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
22.12.2017
Seiten:
232
Autor:
Marian Burchardt
Gewicht:
296 g
Format:
216x140x12 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.