&quote;HIV is God's Blessing&quote;

Publisher: University of California Press Release date: 2010-12-16
Points Needed: 11700


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This provocative study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world-80 percent from intravenous drug use-and the Church remains its only resource for fighting these diseases. Jarrett Zigon takes the reader into a Church-run treatment center where, along with self-transformational and religious approaches, he explores broader anthropological questions-of morality, ethics, what constitutes a "e;normal"e; life, and who defines it as such. Zigon argues that this rare Russian partnership between sacred and political power carries unintended consequences: even as the Church condemns the influence of globalization as the root of the problem it seeks to combat, its programs are cultivating citizen-subjects ready for self-governance and responsibility, and better attuned to a world the Church ultimately opposes.

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Genre: Russia

Collection: University of California Press

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 280

ISBN: 9780520948327

Additional Information

Genre: Russia

Collection: University of California Press

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 280

ISBN: 9780520948327

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