Skip to product information
1 of 1

Berghahn Books

Morality, Hope and Grief: Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa

Morality, Hope and Grief: Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa

Regular price €37,95 EUR
Regular price Sale price €37,95 EUR
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa has been addressed and perceived predominantly through the broad perspectives of social and economic theories as well as public health and development discourses. This volume however, focuses on the micro-politics of illness, treatment and death in order to offer innovative insights into the complex processes that shape individual and community responses to AIDS. The contributions describe the dilemmas that families, communities and health professionals face and shed new light on the transformation of social and moral orders in African societies, which have been increasingly marginalised in the context of global modernity.

Author: Hansjörg Dilger
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Published: 12/01/2012
Pages: 356
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.07lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9780857457967

About the Author

Ute Luig is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin. She has conducted long-term field work in Uganda, Ivory Coast and Zambia on gender, AIDS, religion and modernity. She is co-editor of Spirit Possession, Modernity and Power in Africa (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999). At present she is involved in a project analysing the role of Buddhism in the reconciliation process in Cambodia after the civil war.

View full details