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Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS by Claire Laurier Decoteau

By Claire Laurier Decoteau

In the years because the finish of apartheid, South Africans have loved a innovative structure, enormous entry to social providers for the negative and in poor health, and a booming financial system that has made their kingdom into one of many wealthiest at the continent. whilst, South Africa studies tremendous unequal source of revenue distribution, and its voters undergo the top incidence of HIV on this planet. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu has famous, “AIDS is South Africa’s new apartheid.”

In Ancestors and Antiretrovirals, Claire Laurier Decoteau backs up Tutu’s statement with robust arguments approximately how this got here to go. Decoteau lines the ancient shifts in future health coverage after apartheid and describes their results, detailing, particularly, the altering dating among biomedical and indigenous wellbeing and fitness care, either on the nationwide and the neighborhood point. Decoteau tells this tale from the viewpoint of these residing with and demise from AIDS in Johannesburg’s squatter camps. while, she exposes the complicated and sometimes contradictory ways in which the South African executive has did not stability the calls for of neoliberal capital with the significant overall healthiness wishes of its population.

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