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Author Zigon, Jarrett.

Title HIV is God's blessing : rehabilitating morality in neoliberal Russia / Jarrett Zigon
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents HIV, drug use, and the politics of indifference -- The Church's rehabilitation program -- The Russian Orthodox Church, HIV, and injecting drug use -- Moral and ethical assemblages -- Synergeia and simfoniia: orthodox morality, human rights, and the state -- Working on the self -- Enchurchment -- Cultivating a normal life -- Normal sociality: obshchenie and controlling emotions -- Disciplining responsibility: labor and gender
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 betw
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Orthodox Eastern Church -- Russia (Federation)
Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkovʹ.
SUBJECT Orthodox Eastern Church. fast (OCoLC)fst00510210
Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkovʹ. fast (OCoLC)fst00540279
Subject Church and social problems -- Russia (Federation)
Social values -- Russia (Federation)
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- Russia (Federation)
AIDS (Disease) -- Religious aspects -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
HIV infections -- Prevention -- Religious aspects -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
Eastern Orthodoxy
HIV Infections -- prevention & control
Social Values
Substance-Related Disorders -- rehabilitation
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Moral conditions.
HIV infections -- Prevention -- Religious aspects -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
AIDS (Disease) -- Religious aspects -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
Church and social problems.
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation.
Social conditions.
Social values.
SUBJECT Russia (Federation) -- Moral conditions
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Subject Russia (Federation)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520948327