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"HIV is God's Blessing": Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia (Hardback)
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"HIV is God's Blessing": Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 01/03/2011
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This provocative study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world - 80 per cent from intravenous drug use - and the Church remains its only resource for fighting these diseases. Jarrett Zigon takes the reader into a Church-run treatment center where, along with self-transformational and religious approaches, he explores broader anthropological questions - of morality, ethics, what constitutes a 'normal' life, and who defines it as such. Zigon argues that this rare Russian partnership between sacred and political power carries unintended consequences: even as the Church condemns the influence of globalization as the root of the problem it seeks to combat, its programs are cultivating citizen-subjects ready for self-governance and responsibility, and better attuned to a world the Church ultimately opposes.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520267626
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm

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