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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 ..


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..


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..


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 ..


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..


Aids Doesn T Show Its Face

Pub Date : 2014-03-28 | Author : Daniel Jordan Smith | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 022610866X
ISBN 13 : 9780226108667

AIDS and Africa are indelibly linked in popular consciousness, but despite widespread awareness of the epidemic, much of the story remains hidden beneath a superficial focus on con..


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