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Ancestors and AntiretroviralsThe Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa$
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Claire Laurier Decoteau

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226064451

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.001.0001

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Life Strategies

Life Strategies

Chapter:
(p.236) Coda Life Strategies
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Ancestors and Antiretrovirals
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Claire Laurier Decoteau

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0007

The book ends with a ‘Coda’ that reflects on the contribution this book makes to the political battle against the disease, in its fourth decade of existence. In so doing, it provides a critique of the ways in which technocratic neoliberal and biomedical solutions have failed to address some of the underlying, fundamental causes of the epidemic. As inequality has become a bemoaned but accepted facet of life in the late neoliberal era, the survival of the poorest of the poor becomes an increasingly political project.

Keywords:   AIDS politics, antiretrovirals, neoliberalism, survival, life strategies, health inequality, bio-politics

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