Faith in the Time of AIDS

Religion, Biopolitics and Modernity in South Africa

  • Marian¬†Burchardt

Part of the Non-Governmental Public Action Series book series (NGPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Marian Burchardt
    Pages 1-21
  3. Marian Burchardt
    Pages 74-97
  4. Marian Burchardt
    Pages 98-123
  5. Marian Burchardt
    Pages 124-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 190-216

About this book


This book describes how Christian communities in South Africa have responded to HIV/AIDS and how these responses have affected the lives HIV-positive people, youth and broader communities. Drawing on Foucault and the sociology of knowledge, it explains how religion became influential in reshaping ideas about sexuality, medicine and modernity.


South Africa HIV/AIDS religion development NGOs sociology anthropology biomedicine sexuality humanitarianism globalization AIDS Engagement knowledge Moral morality Nation organization Sex Transnational

Authors and affiliations

  • Marian¬†Burchardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic DiversityGermany

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