Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa

Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa
Author : Hansjörg Dilger
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2018-02-12
ISBN 10 : 1138547026
ISBN 13 : 9781138547025
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa Book Description:

This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious ideologies, practices and organizations on the one hand, and biomedical treatment programmes and the scientific languages and public health institutions that sustain them on the other, this anthology charts largely uncovered terrain in the social science study of the Aids epidemic. Spanning different regions of Africa, the authors offer unique access to issues at the interface of religion and medical humanitarianism and the manifold therapeutic traditions, religious practices and moralities as they co-evolve in situations of AIDS treatment. This book also sheds new light on how religious spaces are formed in response to the dilemmas people face with the introduction of life-prolonging treatment programmes.

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Pages: 320
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