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Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Nadine Beckmann, Alessandro Gusman, and Catrine Shroff


Religious ideas about health, sexuality, and the body have had great influence on the perceptions of HIV/AIDS in the African continent. At the same time, AIDS as a disease and as a realm of international aid interventions is heavily impacting on socio-religious formations and developments in Africa. Religion and AIDS are transforming African public and private domains together. Yet, scant attention is paid to the ways in which this intertwined engagement between the domains of religion and the domains of AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in African societies becomes increasingly linked to a ... More

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, health, sexuality, religion, development, transnationalism, Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265680
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265680.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadine Beckmann, editor
Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Roehampton

Alessandro Gusman, editor
Research Fellow, University of Turin

Catrine Shroff, editor
Research Fellow, Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen

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1 Introduction

Nadine Beckmann, Alessandro Gusman, Catrine Shroff and Rijk van Dijk

Part 1 Transnational Relations and Conservative Agendas

Part 2 Transnational Power and Local Agency

8 Contested Sexualities and Shared Concerns

Brenda Bartelink and Erik Meinema

Part 3 Transnational Ideas and Local Discourses About Sexuality

10 ‘If You Cannot Control Yourself’

Anaïs Bertrand-Dansereau

11 Let’s Talk About Sex

Jonas Svensson

12 The Choice of Health

Astrid Bochow

Part 4 Transnational Identities and Homosexuality

16 Epilogue

Rijk van Dijk

End Matter