AIDS, Spiritual Insecurity and Religious Enthusiasm in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ashforth, Adam
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-16T19:46:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-16T19:46:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Global Public Health Vol6; Supp2, pp S132-S147, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/116820
dc.description.abstract The connection between the AIDS epidemic and the efflorescence of religious ‘enthusiasm’ (construed in both classical and contemporary senses) in Africa in recent decades is best understood, this paper argues, by reference to a concept of ‘spiritual insecurity’. The article offers a general description of the condition of spiritual insecurity and argues that it is best studied within a relational realist paradigm. The article presents a critique of the concept of ‘belief’ as commonly used in the social science of religion, arguing instead for an opening of the study of social relations to include the universe of relations within which people experience the world, including their relations with entities such as spiritual beings that might otherwise be considered virtual. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Africa, AIDS, religion, spiritual insecurity, health, healing, en_US
dc.title AIDS, Spiritual Insecurity and Religious Enthusiasm in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/116820/1/Ashforth on AIDS, Religious Enthusiasm, and Spiritual Insecurity (GPH).pdf
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2011.602702
dc.identifier.source Global Public Health en_US
dc.owningcollname Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of (DAAS)
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