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Faith in the Time of AIDS free pdf For a long time, Christians have remained at the margins of social projects around development, humanitarianism and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Drawing on ethnographic explorations in South Africa, this book tells the story of how Christian practices and narratives have become central for civil society responses to the epidemic. Marian Burchardt shows how Christians have employed globally circulating templates around 'behavioural change' in fields such as sexuality and biomedicine, but also how these templates are subverted when they are adapted to people's needs. Through activism and spiritual notions of life, Christians have not only affected the way people think about relationships and health- by envisioning and promoting activist notions of personhood, unwittingly Christians have also pushed the frontiers of modernity. Taking his inspirations from Foucault and the sociology of knowledge, the author argues that Christian responses to AIDS reveal the dialectics of discipline and liberation inherent in the modern Christian project.

About Marian Burchardt

Marian Burchardt is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany. His research focuses on cultural diversity, globalization, and religion. His work appered in Comparative Sociology, International Sociology, the Journal of Modern African Studies and the Journal of Religion in Africa.

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Author : Marian Burchardt
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 01 September 2015
ISBN : 1137477768
EAN : 9781137477767
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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