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Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between

Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between

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Invisible in the food we eat, the people we kiss, and inside our own bodies, viruses flourish--with the power to shape not only our health, but our social, political, and economic systems. Drawing on his expertise in microbiology, Joseph Osmundson brings readers under the microscope to understand the structure and mechanics of viruses and to examine how viruses like HIV and COVID-19 have redefined daily life.

Osmundson's buoyant prose builds on the work of the activists and thinkers at the forefront of the HIV/AIDS crisis and critical scholars like José Esteban Munoz to navigate the intricacies of risk reduction, draw parallels between queer theory and hard science, and define what it really means to "go viral." This dazzling multidisciplinary collection offers novel insights on illness, sex, and collective responsibility. Virology is a critical warning, a necessary reflection, and a call for a better future.

Author: Joseph Osmundson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 06/07/2022
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780393881363

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2022
Booklist 04/15/2022 pg. 15
Publishers Weekly 05/09/2022
Library Journal 06/01/2022 pg. 169
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