By Felicitas Becker, Wenzel Geissler, P. Wenzel Geissler
This quantity explores how AIDS is known, faced and lived with via non secular principles and practices, and the way those, in flip, are reinterpreted and adjusted by way of the event of AIDS. reading the social construction, and productiveness, of AIDS - linking physically and non secular reports, and non secular, clinical, political and financial discourses - the papers counter simplified notions of causal results of AIDS on faith (or vice versa). as a substitute, they exhibit people's resourcefulness of their fight to maneuver forward despite adversity. This relativises the imaginative and prescient of doom generally linked to the African AIDS epidemic; and it permits to work out AIDS, rather than a novel occasion, because the end result of a century-long strategy of altering livelihoods, physically health and wellbeing and religious imaginaries.
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Marriage had been sealed by bridewealth and ritually consummated on the nuptial night; and now, a husband is lost, wife and children are left behind, ritual cleansing is the answer. 2 Ker JaRamogi is dead: Who shall lead my people? Reflections on past, present and future Luo thought and practice. Gem Ogutu 1995: 25. : 12). The challenge of AIDS is shaping arguments about faith and between faiths among Luo people in western Kenya, as it has engendered an acute search for meaning and scrutiny of beliefs and practices.
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