Books

Book Review Essay: Nguyen’s The Republic of Therapy

This article is part of the series:

The Republic of Therapy: Triage and Sovereignty in West Africa’s Time of AIDS.

By Vinh-Kim Nguyen.

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.

Pp. 256. ISBN 9780822348740. (Paperback, US $ 22.95)

Reviewed by Betsey Brada (Princeton University)

In The Republic of Therapy, Vinh-Kim Nguyen traces responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Francophone West Africa between 1994, when effective …

Books

Book review: Zigon’s "HIV is God’s Blessing"

This article is part of the series:

Jarrett Zigon. “HIV Is God’s Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. 280 pages. $24.95.

Reviewed by Tomas Matza (Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University)

Anthropologists have taken a keen interest in the way that the collapse of the Soviet Union has impacted the everyday lives of the people living in that region. The fact …

Books

Book Review: Klaits’ Death in a Church of Life

This article is part of the series:


Death in a Church of Life: Moral Passion during Botswana’s Time of AIDS. By Frederick Klaits. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010. Pp. 368. Paperback US$ 29.95 ISBN 9780520259669.

Review by Betsey Brada (University of Chicago)

Home to one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates, the southern African Republic of Botswana has drawn increasing attention over the …

In the Journals

The global health complex and AIDS medication in East Africa

This article is part of the series:

Recently two important journals have released special issues on closely related topics. A special issue of Biosocieties on “The global health complex” examines the “growing role of pharmaceutical corporations and philanthropic organizations in fight against ‘diseases of the poor’; and a special issue of Medical Anthropology focuses on “Global AIDS Medicines in East African Health Institutions.”  …

Features

Therapeutic Enclaves in Central Mozambique? Lives Saved, Livelihoods Lost

This article is part of the series:
Tallying the numbers tested, the numbers saved, and the numbers cared for.
Tallying the numbers tested, the numbers saved, and the numbers cared for.

This post was contributed by Ippolytos Kalofonos (University of Washington)

Introduction

The global effort to expand the provision of antiretroviral treatment in low and middle-income countries initiated in the early part of this decade represents the largest collective medical intervention in history. It has been funded by many …

Features

Shao-hua Liu’s Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin and AIDS in Southwest China

This article is part of the series:

Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin and AIDS in Southwest China
Shao-hua Li

Stanford University Press, 2010. 248 pp., US$ 22.95 (paperback).

Reviewed by Nicholas Bartlett, University of California-San Francisco

Shao-hua Liu’s Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin and AIDS in Southwest China chronicles the tragic consequences of the efforts of Nuosu youth to improve their lives during the …