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Postcolonial Disorders$
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Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Teresa Hyde, and Sarah Pinto

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252233

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252233.001.0001

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Ambivalent Inquiry

Ambivalent Inquiry

Dilemmas of AIDS in the Republic of Congo

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Postcolonial Disorders

David Eaton

University of California Press

This chapter examines the AIDS epidemic and the concomitant political and financial crises in the Republic of Congo. It describes the postcolonial, postsocialist Republic of Congo prior to the 1997 civil war, where borderland was as much metaphoric and situational as geographic and postcolonial, and where the treatment of AIDS patients was virtually impossible. The chapter discusses local ways of managing and curtailing speech about and knowledge of AIDS, and the politics of international health interventions.

Keywords:   AIDS epidemic, Congo, political crisis, financial crisis, borderland, international health interventions

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