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Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-apartheid South Africa (Paperback)
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Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-apartheid South Africa (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 18/10/2013
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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 and Antiretrovirals, Claire Laurier Decoteau backs up Tutu's assertion with powerful arguments about how this came to pass. Decoteau traces the historical shifts in health policy after apartheid and describes their effects, detailing, in particular, the changing relationship between biomedical and indigenous health care, both at the national and the local level. Decoteau tells this story from the perspective of those living with and dying from AIDS in Johannesburg's squatter camps. At the same time, she exposes the complex and often contradictory ways that the South African government has failed to balance the demands of neoliberal capital with the considerable health needs of its population.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226064598
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm

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