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The republic of therapy : triage and sovereignty in West Africa's time of AIDS

Author: Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2010.
Series: Body, commodity, text.
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<DIV>Ethnography that examines the global civil rights movement demanding access to HIV treatments as it has developed in West Africa.</div>
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Nguyen, Vinh-Kim.
Republic of therapy.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010022501
(OCoLC)613429650
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vinh-Kim Nguyen
ISBN: 0822393506 9780822393504 1283065754 9781283065757
OCLC Number: 678870062
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 237 pages).
Contents: Testimonials that bind : organizing communities with HIV --
Confessional technologies : conjuring the self --
Soldiers of God : together and apart --
Life itself : triage and therapeutic citizenship --
Biopower : fevers, tribes, and bulldozers --
The crisis : economies, warriors, and the erosion of sovereignty --
Uses and pleasures : the republic inside out.
Series Title: Body, commodity, text.
Responsibility: Vinh-Kim Nguyen.

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The story of the global response to the HIV epidemic, told from the perspective of community organizers, activists, and people living with HIV in West Africa between 1994 and 2000.  Read more...

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