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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 : 9780226064628
ISBN 13 : 022606462X

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..


Global Political Ecology

Pub Date : 2010-12-17 | Author : Richard Peet | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136904325
ISBN 13 : 1136904328

The world is caught in the mesh of a series of environmental crises. So far attempts at resolving the deep basis of these have been superficial and disorganized. Global Political E..


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 ..


Khabzela

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Liz McGregor | Publisher : Jacana Media

ISBN 10 : 1770090800
ISBN 13 : 9781770090804

The central question raised by this timely and compelling biography is why Fana Khaba, aka Khabzela, a popular South African DJ and youth icon who succumbed to AIDS, did not take a..


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..


Witchcraft Violence And Democracy In South Africa

Pub Date : 2005-01-15 | Author : Adam Ashforth | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226029735
ISBN 13 : 9780226029733

Large numbers of people in Soweto & other parts of South Africa live in fear of witchcraft, presenting complex & unique problems for the government. Adam Ashforth explores the chal..


Interpretation And Social Knowledge

Pub Date : 2011-09-19 | Author : Isaac Ariail Reed | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226706740
ISBN 13 : 0226706745

For the past fifty years anxiety over naturalism has driven debates in social theory. One side sees social science as another kind of natural science, while the other rejects the p..


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