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HIV Is God's Blessing : Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia.

Author/Creator:
Zigon, Jarrett.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010.
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Book
1 online resource (172 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
HIV infections -- Prevention -- Religious aspects -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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 "normal" 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.
Contents:
Intro
Title Page
Copyright Page
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I - Backgrounds
1 - HIV, Drug Use, and the Politics of Indifference
2 - The Church's Rehabilitation Program
3 - The Russian Orthodox Church, HIV, and Injecting Drug Use
4 - Moral and Ethical Assemblages
5 - Synergeia and Simfoniia: Orthodox Morality, Human Rights, and the State
6 - Working on the Self
Part II - Practices
7 - Enchurchment
8 - Cultivating A Normal Life
9 - Normal Sociality: Obshchenie and Controlling Emotions
10 - Disciplining Responsibility: Labor and Gender
Some Closing Words
Notes
References.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Zigon, Jarrett HIV Is God's Blessing
ISBN:
9780520948327
9780520267640
OCLC:
756485064