Author Pienaar, Kiran, 1983- , author
Title Politics in the making of HIV/AIDS in South Africa / Kiran Pienaar, Curtin University, Australia
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RA643.86.S6 P53 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020498754
Descript viii, 157 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-154) and index
Introduction : HIV/AIDS as a site of struggle in South Africa -- Disease in theory and practice -- Contesting science, making disease -- Poverty in the making of HIV/AIDS -- Disease as a politics of the human -- Conclusion : towards an ontological politics of disease -- Appendix A : an overview of the struggles over HIV in South Africa (1998-2014)
"The HIV epidemic remains one of the most challenging of modern times, despite the enormous promise of anti-retroviral treatment. This timely book takes a critical look at HIV/AIDS in the context of South Africa, the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world. Drawing on feminist science and technology studies and a close analysis of a range of textual sources, Politics in the Making of HIV/AIDS in South Africa tracks how the disease has been formed and transformed through political struggles. It illuminates the ways these struggles have also generated new selves for those living with HIV. In conducting this enquiry, the book addresses pressing questions about the politics of public health, the ethics of biological citizenship, and agency and the making of neoliberal subjects. It should appeal to scholars and students with interests in the sociology of health and medicine, the body in society, science and technology studies, and public health"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology -- South Africa
HIV Infections -- epidemiology -- South Africa
Health Policy -- South Africa
Politics -- South Africa
Socioeconomic Factors -- South Africa