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Author Decoteau, Claire Laurier, author

Title Ancestors and antiretrovirals : the biopolitics of HIV/AIDS in post-apartheid South Africa / Claire Laurier Decoteau

Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary In the years since the end of apartheid, South Africans have enjoyed a progressive constitution, considerable access to social services for the poor and sick, and a booming economy that has made their nation into one of the wealthiest on the continent. At the same time, South Africa experiences extremely unequal income distribution, and its citizens suffer the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu has noted, 'AIDS is South Africa's new apartheid'. In this work, Claire Laurier Decoteau backs up Tutu's assertion with powerful arguments about how this came to pass
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 15, 2013)
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects -- South Africa.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa.
HIV-positive persons -- South Africa.
Health services accessibility -- South Africa.
South Africans -- Medicine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022606462X
9780226064628 (ebook)