Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Dream Africa H
Discover The Amazing Land Of Africa
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Medical Books

Religion and AIDS in Africa


Blowout Sale! Save 68% on the Religion and AIDS in Africa by Brand: Oxford University Press, USA at Dream Africa H. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The African AIDS epidemic has sparked fierce debate over the role of religion. Some scholars and activists argue that religion is contributing to the


Product Description

The African AIDS epidemic has sparked fierce debate over the role of religion. Some scholars and activists argue that religion is contributing to the spread of HIV and to the stigmatization of people living with AIDS. Others claim that religion reduces the spread of HIV and promotes care and support for the sick and their survivors.

Religion and AIDS in Africa offers the first comprehensive empirical account of the impact of religion on the AIDS epidemic. Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb draw upon extensive fieldwork in Malawi, including hundreds of interviews with religious leaders and lay people, and survey data from more than 30 other sub-Saharan African countries. Their research confirms the importance of religious narratives and institutions in everything related to AIDS in Africa. Among other key findings, Trinitapoli and Weinreb show that a combination of religious and biomedical approaches to prevention reduces risk most effectively; that a significant minority of religious leaders encourage condom use; that Christian congregations in particular play a crucial role in easing suffering among the sick and their dependents; and that religious spaces in general are vital for disseminating information and developing new strategies for HIV prevention and AIDS mitigation.

For anyone wishing to move beyond the rhetoric and ideology that plague debates about one of the most challenging crises of our time, Religion and AIDS in Africa is the authoritative account. It will change the way readers think about religious life and about AIDS in the region.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Oxford University Press
Brand:Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Studio:Oxford University Press
EAN:9780195335941
Item Weight:1.15 pounds
Item Size:1 x 6.4 x 6.4 inches
Package Weight:1.15 pounds
Package Size:6.1 x 1 x 1 inches

Religion and AIDS in Africa by Brand: Oxford University Press, USA

Buy Now:
Religion and AIDS in Africa

Brand: Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
4.0 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$36.95
$12.09
You Save: 67%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Medical Books.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Oxford University Press, USA, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Children's Palliative Care in Africa
By Oxford University Press
ean: 9780199567966, isbn: 0199567964,
Childen's palliative care has developed rapidly as a discipline, as health care professionals recognize that the principles of adult palliative care may not always be applicable to children at the end of life. The unique needs of dying children are p...

Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa (WBI Development Studies)
By Brand: World Bank Publications
ean: 9780821363973, isbn: 0821363972,
Current data and trends in morbidity and mortality for the sub-Saharan Region as presented in this new edition reflect the heavy toll that HIV/AIDS has had on health indicators, leading to either a stalling or reversal of the gains made, not just for...

Medicine and Health in Africa: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
By Michigan State University Press
mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780870139918, isbn: 0870139916,
Over the last two decades, the implosion of economies under the burden of debt, the negative repercussions of structural adjustment programs, the crisis of legitimacy, civil wars, and the collapse of some states have resulted in serious health issues...

HIV/AIDS in Africa: Challenges & Impact
By Africa World Press
ean: 9781592216253, isbn: 1592216250,
Rare book...

AIDS Sexuality and Gender in Africa: Collective Strategies and Struggles in Tanzania and Zambia (Social Aspects of AIDS)
By Brand: Routledge
mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9781841420240, isbn: 1841420247,
While there is a growing list of publications devoted to the AIDS epidemic, Africa, with two-thirds of the world's cases, still receives scant attention. This book may change the way we think about AIDS and how it is being addressed in Africa and the...

Abortion Pills, Test Tube Babies, and Sex Toys: Emerging Sexual and Reproductive Technologies in the Middle East and North Africa
By Vanderbilt University Press
ean: 9780826521286, isbn: 0826521282,
From Viagra to in vitro fertilization, new technologies are rapidly changing the global face of reproductive health. They are far from neutral: religious, cultural, social, and legal contexts condition their global transfer. The way a society interpr...

Nutrition for Developing Countries (Oxford Medical Publications)
By Oxford University Press
ean: 9780192622334, isbn: 0192622331,
This thoroughly updated text covers the essential facts about nutrients, nutrient needs, foods, and meals. It is a practical guide for nutrition workers, including health workers, agricultural workers, home economists, and school teachers, clearly ex...

Pharmacy in Senegal: Gender, Healing, and Entrepreneurship
By Indiana University Press
ean: 9780253014757, isbn: 0253014751,
Pharmacy in Senegal explores the rise and expansion of pharmacies in Senegal in the 20th century. In Senegal, as in many African nations, the pharmacy is often the center of biomedical care, where pharmacists provide examinations, diagnoses, and pres...

Medical Imperialism in French North Africa: Regenerating the Jewish Community of Colonial Tunis (France Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization)
By University of Nebraska Press
ean: 9780803268456, isbn: 0803268459,
French-colonial Tunisia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed shifting concepts of identity, including varying theories of ethnic essentialism, a drive toward “modernization,” and imperialist interpretations of science ...

Norm Diffusion and HIV/AIDS Governance in Putin's Russia and Mbeki's South Africa (Studies in Security and International Affairs Ser.)
By University of Georgia Press
ean: 9780820347998, isbn: 082034799X,
Although adopting global norms often improves domestic systems of governance, domestic obstacles to norm diffusion are frequent. States that decide to reinvent their political authority simultaneously evaluate which current global norms are desirable...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2019 - dreamafricah.com. All Rights Reserved.