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

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

by Vinh-Kim Nguyen
     
 


The story of the global response to the HIV epidemic, told from the perspective of community organizers, activists, and people living with HIV in West Africa between 1994 and 2000.See more details below

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The story of the global response to the HIV epidemic, told from the perspective of community organizers, activists, and people living with HIV in West Africa between 1994 and 2000.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822348740
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Series:
Body, Commodity, Text Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
805,473
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Côte-d'Ivoire and Triage in the Time of AIDS 1

1 Testimonials That Bind: Organizing Communities with HIV 15

2 Confessional Technologies: Conjuring the Self 35

3 Soldiers of God: Together and Apart 61

4 Life Itself: Triage and Therapeutic Citizenship 89

5 Biopower: Fevers, Tribes, and Bulldozers 111

6 The Crisis: Economies, Warriors, and the Erosion of Sovereignty 137

7 Uses and Pleasures: The Republic Inside Out 157

Conclusion Who Lives" Who Dies" 175

Notes 189

References 205

Index 229

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