Podcast for Social Research, Episode 56: Virology—A Reading, Conversation, and Celebration with Joseph Osmundson

In episode 56 of the Podcast for Social Research, BISR faculty Joseph Osmundson joins Ajay Singh Chaudhary and Nafis Hasan for a discussion of his new, highly acclaimed book Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead and the Small Things in Between (Norton). Issues at hand include: the biological and social mechanics of viruses; how they’re fostered (as a consequence of prevailing social structures and relations); how they’re perceived, and differentiated, socially and politically; and their power to affect not only individual health, but also our economy, society, and the very ways we speak and think. Joseph, Ajay, and Nafis also survey our apparently ever-lasting Pandemic Times, asking: what’s happened, why, and where do we go from here?

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Podcast for Social Research, Episode 56: Virology—A Reading, Conversation, and Celebration with Joseph Osmundson

Notations

Expanded and annotated version of images that accompanied Joe’s reading from his collection Virology.

New York Times review of Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead and the Small Things in Between.

On the Free the Vaccine movement, by Nafis Hasan in Science for the People.
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