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Title:Religion and AIDS-treatment in Africa: saving souls, prolonging lives
Editors:Dijk, Rijk vanISNI
Dilger, HansjörgISNI
Burchardt, MarianISNI
Rasing, Thera
City of publisher:Farnham
ISBN:9781409456698; 9781472428400; 9781472428417
Geographic term:Africa
medicinal drugs
Abstract:HIV-AIDS-related issues can be better understood if the relevance of religion is acknowledged, and vice versa, if the study of religion incorporates the challenges arising from HIV/AIDS. This collective volume seeks to combine theoretical and methodological insights from the field of medical anthropology as well as from the study of religion, and to apply them to empirical studies on emerging religiosities in the context of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in Africa. Some of the chapters of this collective volume were first presented at the international symposium on 'Prolonging Life, Challenging Religion? ARV, New Moralities and the Politics of Social Justice', organized in Lusaka, Zambia, 15-17 April 2009. Contributions: Introduction: religion and AIDS treatment in Africa: the redemptive moment (Hansjörg Dilger, Marian Burchardt and Rijk van Dijk). Part I, Agency, subjectivity and authority: Fashioning selves and fashioning styles: negotiating the personal and the rhetorical in the experiences of African recipients of ARV treatment (Felicitas Becker); The logic of therapeutic habitus: culture, religion and biomedical AIDS treatments in South Africa (Marian Burchardt); 'A blessing in disguise': the art of surviving HIV/AIDS as a member of the Zionist Christian Church in South Africa (Bjarke Oxlund); 'God has again remembered us!': Christian identity and men's attitudes to antiretroviral therapy in Zambia (Anthony Simpson). Part II, Contesting therapeutic domains and practices: Prophetic medicine, antiretrovirals, and the therapeutic economy of HIV in northern Nigeria (Jack Ume Tocco); 'Silent nights, anointing days': post-HIV test religious experience in Ghana (Benjamin Kobina Kwansa); The blood of Jesus and CD4 count: dreaming, developing and navigating therapeutic options for curing HIV/AIDS in Tanzania (Dominik Mattes). Part III, Emergent organizational forms in times of art: Societal dynamics, state relations, and international connections: influences on Ghanaian and Zambian Church mobilization in AIDS treatment (Amy S. Patterson); The role of religious institutions in the district-level governance of anti-retroviral treatment in western Uganda (A.M.J. Leusenkamp); Negotiating holistic care with the 'rules' of ARV treatment in a Catholic community-based organization in Kampala (Louise Mubanda Rasmussen); Notions of efficacy around a Chinese medicinal plant: artemisia annua - an innovative AIDS therapy in Tanzania (Caroline Meier zu Biesen). [ASC Leiden abstract]