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Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Aparthei…



In the years since the end of apartheid, South Africans have enjoyed a progressive constitution, considerable access to social services for the poor and sick, and a booming economy that has made their nation into one of the wealthiest on the continent. At the same time, South Africa experiences extremely unequal income distribution, and its citizens suffer the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu has noted, “AIDS is South Africa’s new apartheid.” In “Ancestors…


Ancestors And Antiretrovirals

Pub Date : 2013-09-30 | Author : Claire Laurier Decoteau | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 022606445X
ISBN 13 : 9780226064451

In the years since the end of apartheid, South Africans have enjoyed a progressive constitution, considerable access to social services for the poor and sick, and a booming economy..


Scrambling For Africa

Pub Date : 2013-09-06 | Author : Johanna Tayloe Crane | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801469053
ISBN 13 : 0801469058

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa were once dismissed by Western experts as being too poor and chaotic to benefit from the antiretroviral drugs that transformed the AIDS epidemic in ..


Breaking The Silence

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Ellen Gr√ľnkemeier | Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN 10 : 9781847010704
ISBN 13 : 1847010709

Examines the South African HIV/AIDS epidemic through creative texts and the impact of these representations in determining which issues receive attention and how public understandi..


Moving Politics

Pub Date : 2009-12-15 | Author : Deborah B. Gould | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226305318
ISBN 13 : 0226305317

In the late 1980s, after a decade spent engaged in more routine interest-group politics, thousands of lesbians and gay men responded to the AIDS crisis by defiantly and dramaticall..


East African Doctors

Pub Date : 1998-08-27 | Author : John Iliffe | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521632722
ISBN 13 : 9780521632720

John Iliffe's 1998 book is a history of the African medical profession in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania from the earliest training of modern medical staff in the 1870s to the present ..


A Heart For The Work

Pub Date : 2010-10-01 | Author : Claire L. Wendland | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226893273
ISBN 13 : 0226893278

Burnout is common among doctors in the West, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the i..


Patient Zero And The Making Of The Aids Epidemic

Pub Date : 2017-11-22 | Author : Richard A. McKay | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226063959
ISBN 13 : 022606395X

Much has been written about Gaetan Dugas, the sexually insatiable French Canadian flight attendant who came to be known as "Patient Zero," the man who has been blamed for sparking ..


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