Religion and AIDS in Africa

Author: Jenny Trinitapoli,Alexander Weinreb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831556

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 4316

The first comprehensive empirical account of how religion affects the interpretation, prevention, and mitigation of AIDS in Africa, the world's most religious continent.

Women, Religion and HIV/AIDS in Africa

Responding to Ethical and Theological Challenges

Author: Teresia M. Hinga

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781875053698

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 205

View: 2918

Aids and Religious Practice in Africa

Author: Felicitas Becker,P. Wenzel Geissler

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004164006

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 3569

This volume explores how AIDS is understood, confronted and lived with through religious ideas and practices, and how these, in turn, are reinterpreted and changed by the experience of AIDS. Examining the social production, and productivity, of AIDS - linking bodily and spiritual experiences, and religious, medical, political and economic discourses - the papers counter simplified notions of causal effects of AIDS on religion (or vice versa). Instead, they display peoplea (TM)s resourcefulness in their struggle to move ahead in spite of adversity. This relativises the vision of doom widely associated with the African AIDS epidemic; and it allows to see AIDS, instead of a singular event, as the culmination of a century-long process of changing livelihoods, bodily well-being and spiritual imaginaries.

Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa

Saving Souls, Prolonging Lives

Author: Hansjörg Dilger,Thera Rasing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131706819X

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 6718

This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious ideologies, practices and organizations on the one hand, and biomedical treatment programmes and the scientific languages and public health institutions that sustain them on the other, this anthology charts largely uncovered terrain in the social science study of the Aids epidemic. Spanning different regions of Africa, the authors offer unique access to issues at the interface of religion and medical humanitarianism and the manifold therapeutic traditions, religious practices and moralities as they co-evolve in situations of AIDS treatment. This book also sheds new light on how religious spaces are formed in response to the dilemmas people face with the introduction of life-prolonging treatment programmes.

The church and AIDS in Africa

the politics of ambiguity

Author: Amy Stephenson Patterson

Publisher: First Forum Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 8050

Situating her analysis squarely within the context of debates about the role of religion in African politics and society, Amy Patterson systematically analyzes the efforts (and sometimes lack of effort) of Christian churches in shaping HIV/AIDS policy.Patterson considers how theological worldviews, material resources, historical interactions with the state, and global networks influence church advocacy on AIDS. She is particularly interested in why various churches have responded in such differing ways to the political questions associated with the AIDS epidemic. With the issue of AIDS as a focal point, she offers a cross-national, critical analysis of Christian church mobilization in Africa.

The Politics and Anti-Politics of Social Movements

Religion and AIDS in Africa

Author: Marian Burchardt,Amy Patterson,Louise Mubanda Rasmussen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317381599

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

View: 2844

This book explores the nature, significance and consequences of the religious activism surrounding AIDS in Africa. While African religion was relatively marginal in inspiring or contributing to AIDS activism during the early days of the epidemic, this situation has changed dramatically. In order to account for these changes, contributors provide answers to pressing questions. How does the entrance of religion into public debates about AIDS affect policymaking and implementation, church-state relations, and religion itself? How do religious actors draw on and reconfigure forms of transnational connectivity? How do resource flows from development and humanitarian aid that religious actors may access then affect relationships of power and authority in African societies? How does religious mobilization on AIDS reflect contestation over identity, cultural membership, theology, political participation, and citizenship? Addressing these questions, the authors draw on social movement theories to explore the role of religious identities, action frames, political opportunity structures, and resource mobilization in African religions’ reaction to the AIDS epidemic. The book’s findings are rooted in fieldwork conducted in Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Mozambique, among a variety of religious organizations. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Canadian Journal of African Studies.

28 Stories über Aids in Afrika

Author: Stephanie Nolen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492050142

Category:

Page: 463

View: 8253

28 Lebensgeschichten von Afrikanern, deren Leben von HIV bestimmt wird: 28 Stories, die sinnbildlich für die 28 Millionen Menschen stehen, die in den nächsten 5 Jahren auf dem Kontinent an AIDS sterben werden.

Religious Responses to HIV and AIDS

Author: Miguel Munoz-Laboy,Jonathan Garcia,Joyce Moon-Howard,Patrick A. Wilson,Richard Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317643747

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

View: 9496

Religious institutions shaped the ways individuals, communities and societies responded to HIV and AIDS since the 1980s. This book draws on research studies ranging in context from sites in sub-Saharan Africa to New York City in the USA to examine the complexity of responding to the epidemic both globally and locally. Religious systems of meaning, practices and institutions have been central to the articulation of projects for social change and inversely sometime strongly resistant to change in diverse institutional responses to HIV and AIDS. Sometimes, religious movements provided powerful forces for community mobilisation in response to the social vulnerability, economic exclusion and health problems associated with HIV. In other contexts, religious cultures have reproduced values and practices that have seriously impeded more effective approaches to mitigate the epidemic. By highlighting these complex and sometimes contradictory social processes, this book provides new insights about the potential for religious institutions to address the HIV epidemic more effectively. More broadly, it shows how research can be done on religion in the area of global public health, showing how civil society organizations shape opportunities for health promotion: a crucial and new area of global public health research. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Public Health.

Christentum und afrikanische Kultur

Konservative deutsche Missionare in Tanzania 1900 bis 1940

Author: Fiedler, Klaus

Publisher: Luviri Press

ISBN: 9996096858

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 5018

The missionaries have often been accused of having destroyed African cultures, be it deliberately or because they did not understand. The author draws a very different picture in his study of a number of German missionaries in various parts of Tanzania, who had a high appreciation of African culture. He argues that acceptance of inculturation attempts do not depend on race but on role, and the same applies to both Black and White.

African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa

Emerging Trends, Indigenous Spirituality and the Interface with other World Religions

Author: Ezra Chitando

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317184203

Category: Religion

Page: 278

View: 5131

The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique multidisciplinary exploration of African traditions in the study of religion in Africa and the new African diaspora. The book is structured under three main sections - Emerging trends in the teaching of African Religions; Indigenous Thought and Spirituality; and Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. Contributors drawn from diverse African and global contexts situate current scholarly traditions of the study of African religions within the purview of academic encounter and exchanges with non-African scholars and non-African contexts. African scholars enrich the study of religions from their respective academic and methodological orientations. Jacob Kehinde Olupona stands out as a pioneer in the socio-scientific interpretation of African indigenous religion and religions in Africa. This book is to his honour and marks his immense contribution to an emerging field of study and research.

The Culture of AIDS in Africa

Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

Author: Gregory Barz,Judah M. Cohen

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199744483

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 413

The Culture of AIDS in Africa presents 30 chapters offering a multifaceted, nuanced, and deeply affective portrait of the relationship between HIV/AIDS and the arts in Africa, including source material such as song lyrics and interviews.

Morality, Hope and Grief

Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa

Author: Hansjörg Dilger,Ute Luig

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456634

Category: Medical

Page: 353

View: 3244

`[S]ome of the best, most thoughtful scholarship on AIDS in Africa.'---Julie Livingston, Rutgers University --

Transforming Masculinities in African Christianity

Gender Controversies in Times of AIDS

Author: Dr Adriaan van Klinken

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472401522

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 9620

Studies of gender in African Christianity have usually focused on women. This book draws attention to men and constructions of masculinity, particularly important in light of the HIV epidemic which has given rise to a critical investigation of dominant forms of masculinity. These are often associated with the spread of HIV, gender-based violence and oppression of women. Against this background Christian theologians and local churches in Africa seek to change men and transform masculinities. Exploring the complexity and ambiguity of religious gender discourses in contemporary African contexts, this book critically examines the ways in which some progressive African theologians, and a Catholic parish and a Pentecostal church in Zambia, work on a 'transformation of masculinities'.

Strings Attached

AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Author: Nadine Beckmann,Alessandro Gusman,Catrine Schroff

Publisher: OUP/British Academy

ISBN: 9780197265680

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 9755

Religion and AIDS are transforming African public and private domains. This book questions why so much of the transnational religious engagement has seemed to serve conservative values, and explores connections between Europe/North America and Africa highlighting how these carry both financial resources for HIV/AIDS work and moral values.

Factfulness

Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist

Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717451

Category: Science

Page: 350

View: 1190

Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren

The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development

Author: Emma Tomalin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135045704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 4765

This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and global development. Part one highlights critical debates that have emerged within research on religions and development, particularly with respect to theoretical, conceptual and methodological considerations, from the perspective of development studies and its associated disciplines. Parts two to six look at different regional and national development contexts and the place of religion within these. These parts integrate and examine the critical debates raised in part one within empirical case studies from a range of religions and regions. Different religions are situated within actual locations and case studies thus allowing a detailed and contextual understanding of their relationships to development to emerge. Part seven examines the links between some important areas within development policy and practice where religion is now being considered, including: Faith-Based Organisations and Development Public Health, Religion and Development Human rights, Religion and Development Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Religion Global Institutions and Religious Engagement in Development Economic Development and Religion Religion, Development and Fragile States Development and Faith-Based Education Taking a global approach, the Handbook covers Africa, Latin America, South Asia, East and South-East Asia, and the Middle East. It is essential reading for students and researchers in development studies and religious studies, and is highly relevant to those working in area studies, as well as a range of disciplines, from theology, anthropology and economics to geography, international relations, politics and sociology.

Religion and Social Problems

Author: Titus Hjelm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136854126

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 3054

Although students and scholars of social problems have often acknowledged the role of religion, no thorough examinations of the relation between the two have emerged. This volume fills this gap by providing a definitive work on the role of religion in assessing, constructing, and solving social problems. Contributors chart the relation between religion and social problems, exploring such case studies as the impact of religion on drugs and alcohol use among Muslims, the rising importance that religion is given in social policy, the role of the Orthodox and Catholic churches in tackling social problems in post-communist East Europe, and the contested role of religion in the national and international politics of contemporary Japan. Religion and Social Problems is a broad and path-breaking contribution to the fields of sociology of religion, sociology of social problems, and religious studies.