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 revolutionary structure, significant entry to social prone for the terrible and in poor health, and a booming economic climate that has made their state into one of many wealthiest at the continent. whilst, South Africa studies super unequal source of revenue distribution, and its voters endure the top incidence of HIV on the 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 move. Decoteau lines the historic shifts in well-being coverage after apartheid and describes their results, detailing, specifically, the altering courting among biomedical and indigenous well-being care, either on the nationwide and the neighborhood point. Decoteau tells this tale from the point of view of these residing with and death from AIDS in Johannesburg’s squatter camps. while, she exposes the advanced and infrequently contradictory ways in which the South African executive has didn't stability the calls for of neoliberal capital with the enormous overall healthiness wishes of its population.

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