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Author Zigon, Jarrett.

Title "HIV is God's blessing" : rehabilitating morality in neoliberal Russia / Jarrett Zigon
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 258 pages)
Contents HIV, drug use, and the politics of indifference -- The Church's rehabilitation program -- The Russian Orthodox Church, HIV, and injecting drug use -- Moral and ethical assemblages -- Synergeia and simfoniia: orthodox morality, human rights, and the state -- Working on the self -- Enchurchment -- Cultivating a normal life -- Normal sociality: obshchenie and controlling emotions -- Disciplining responsibility: labor and gender
Summary "This provocative study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Zigon takes the reader into a Church-run treatment centre where he explores broader anthropological questions-of morality, ethics, what constitutes a 'normal' life, and who defines it as such"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Orthodox Eastern Church -- Russia (Federation)
Russkai͡a pravoslavnai͡a t͡serkovʹ.
AIDS (Disease) -- Religious aspects -- Orthodox Eastern Church
Church and social problems -- Russia (Federation)
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- Russia (Federation)
HIV infections -- Prevention -- Religious aspects -- Orthodox Eastern Church
Social values -- Russia (Federation)
Eastern Orthodoxy.
HIV Infections -- prevention & control.
Social Values.
Substance-Related Disorders -- rehabilitation.
Russia (Federation) -- Moral conditions.
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520948327 (electronic bk.)
9780520948327 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)