AIDS denialism and 'The humanisation of the African'

  title={AIDS denialism and 'The humanisation of the African'},
  author={Joy Wang},
  journal={Race \& Class},
  pages={1 - 18}
  • Joy Wang
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Political Science
  • Race & Class
The AIDS denialism of South African President Thabo Mbeki's government is analysed through close examination of a representative monograph circulated throughout the ANC in 2002, referred to here as `The humanisation of the African'. Particular attention is drawn to the document's anti-colonial rhetoric and its indictment of AIDS activism as an instance of western neocolonial intervention. Although the anti-colonial stance of this document is problematic, the expressed resistance to… 

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