Tag: Viruses

Naming the Virus, Becoming the Virus: Affective Forces of Threat from Hà Nội to Atlanta and the Possibility for Anti-Racist Solidarities

Tiên-Dung Hà , July 6th, 2021

“Chống dịch như chống giặc” (“Fight the pandemic like an invader”) has become Vietnam’s slogan in its battle against COVID-19. From the pandemic’s onset until April 2021, Vietnam…


On the Search for the Origins of COVID-19: A Forum by Andrew Lakoff

Andrew Lakoff , March 4th, 2021

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus causing the disease remains uncertain. The predominant theory is that its emergence in human populations…


From Bat Soup to Bean Sprouts: Coronavirus Food Fears in Historical Perspective by Jack Greatrex

Jack Greatrex , July 21st, 2020

On a trip to Shandong, China, at the end of January 2020, a few days after the lockdown of Wuhan, I watched a video of a stewed bat…


The politics of Amphibiosis: the war against viruses will not take place by Charlotte Brives

Charlotte Brives , April 19th, 2020

“We are at war.” This was Emmanuel Macron’s chosen refrain when he addressed the French nation about the current COVID-19 pandemic. He is certainly not the first to…


Centering the Experience of Hepatitis C Infection and Treatment through Graphic Ethnography in The Virus by Kelly Szott

Kelly Szott , September 3rd, 2019

The Virus Aleksandra Bartoszko and Marcin Ponomarew Project Supported by Foreningen for Human Narkotikapolitikk (FHN) and Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercia…


Thinking pain by Annelieke Driessen

Annelieke Driessen , October 1st, 2018

Care worker Annika announces that she does not want to go to Mr Moran. “He always complains.” “I’ll go”, says her colleague Robin, and turning to me he…


Never Ending Stories: Narrating Frozen Evidence of Infectious Epidemics Past by Joanna Radin

Joanna Radin , June 22nd, 2016

Early Elegy: Smallpox by Claudia Emerson The world has certified itself rid of all but the argument: to eradicate or not the small stock of variola frozen, quarantined—a…


Diagnosing Failure: The Post-Hoc Report as an Administrative Epilogue by Andrew Lakoff

Andrew Lakoff , June 1st, 2016

The World Health Organization recently released its long-awaited final report on the organization’s response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic. The report opens by explaining that, however tragic the…


A forum on the Zika virus by Sudeepa Abeysinghe

Sudeepa Abeysinghe , February 17th, 2016

Zika is in the air. The beginning of 2016 has seen the world thrust into another global infectious disease crisis, fanned by the politics and fear of uncertainty…