In this Book

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AIDS activists are often romanticized as extremely noble and selfless. However, the relationships among HIV support group members highlighted in Landscapes of Activism are hardly utopian or ideal. At first, the group has everything it needs, a thriving membership, and support from major donors. Soon, the group undergoes an identity crisis over money and power, eventually fading from the scene. As government and development institutions embraced activist demands—decentralizing AIDS care through policies of health systems strengthening—civil society was increasingly rendered obsolete. Charting this transition—from subjects, to citizens, and back again—reveals the inefficacy of protest, and the importance of community resilience. The product of in-depth ethnography and focused anthropological inquiry, this is the first book on AIDS activists in Mozambique. AIDS activism’s strange decline in southern Africa, rather than a reflection of citizen apathy, is the direct result of targeted state and donor intervention.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Lenore Manderson
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: The Eye of Fátima
  2. pp. xiii-xxiv
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  1. List of Abbreviations, Foreign Words, and Other Terms
  2. pp. xxv-xxviii
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  1. Chapter 1: Studying HIV and HIV-Positive Persons
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter 2: “Movements” of the Past: Mozambique, Caridade, and Treatment in Africa
  2. pp. 15-47
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  1. Chapter 3: AIDS Associations in Cabo Delgado Province
  2. pp. 48-76
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  1. Chapter 4: Challenges to HIV/AIDS Activism in the “Subuniverse” of Cabo Delgado
  2. pp. 77-113
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  1. Chapter 5: The (Dis)integration of the Day Hospitals
  2. pp. 114-153
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  1. Chapter 6: Biosocial Governmentality
  2. pp. 154-174
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 175-180
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  1. References
  2. pp. 181-196
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 197-200
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 201-202
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813596730
Related ISBN
9780813596709
MARC Record
OCLC
1040669800
Pages
230
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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