This book describes how Christian communities in South Africa have responded to HIV/AIDS and how these responses have affected the lives HIV-positive people, youth and broader communities. Drawing on Foucault and the sociology of kwledge, it explains how religion became influential in reshaping ideas about sexuality, medicine and modernity.
Marian Burchardt is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany. His research focuses on cultural diversity, globalization, and religion. His work appered in Comparative Sociology, International Sociology, the Journal of Modern African Studies and the Journal of Religion in Africa.