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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Morality, hope and grief: anthropologies of AIDS in Africa
Editors:Dilger, HansjörgISNI
Luig, UteISNI
Series:Epistemologies of healing
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Berghahn Books
ISBN:1845456637; 9781845456634
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
South Africa
health care
death rites
medical anthropology
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The drafts of the papers in this book were first presented at a symposium on 'AIDS and the Moral Order' (Berlin-Wulkow Castle, 2-6 March 2005). Participants discussed the social, moral and political-economic configurations that have shaped the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and individual and collective experiences and actions in relation to the disease. Contents: Morality, hope and grief: towards an ethnographic perspective in HIV/AIDS research (H. Dilger); Beyond bare life: AIDS, (bio)politics, and the neoliberal order (J. Comaroff); Spiritual insecurity and AIDS in South Africa (A. Ashforth); New hopes and new dilemmas: disclosure and recognition in the time of antiretroviral treatment (Uganda) (H.O. Mogensen); Health workers entangled: confidentiality and certification (Uganda) (S.R. Whyte, M.A. Whyte, D. Kyaddondo); 'My relatives are running away from me!': kinship and care in the wake of structural adjustment, privatisation and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania (H. Dilger); The social history of an epidemic: HIV/AIDS in Gwembe Valley, Zambia, 1982-2004 (E. Colson); Living beyond AIDS in Maasailand: discourses of contagion and cultural identity (Kenya) (A. Talle); Politics of blame: clashing moralities and the AIDS epidemic in Nso' (North-West Province, Cameroon) (I. Quaranta); Gossip, rumour and scandal: the circulation of AIDS narratives in a climate of silence and secrecy (South Africa) (G. Reid); 'We are tired of mourning!': the economy of death and bereavement in a time of AIDS (Meru, Kenya) (L. Haram); Purity is danger: ambiguities of touch around sickness and death in western Kenya (P. Wenzel Geissler and R.J. Prince); Diseased and dangerous: images of widow's bodies in the context of the HIV epidemic in northern Zambia (J.A. Offe); Orphans' ties: belonging and relatedness in child-headed households in Malawi (A. Wolf); The widow in blue: blood and the morality of remembering in Botswana's time of AIDS (F. Klaits). [ASC Leiden abstract]