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Viral: WSQ Volume 40, Numbers 1&2 Spring/Summer 2012 (Women's Studies Quarterly)


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ISBN 10: 1558617922 / ISBN 13: 9781558617926
Published by The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2012
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Title: Viral: WSQ Volume 40, Numbers 1&2 Spring/...

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

Publication Date: 2012

Book Condition:Very Good

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When we think of something as viral,” we often think of the transit of electronic information at an intensified speed and reach. Viral also refers to indiscriminate exchanges, often linked with notions of bodily contamination, uncontainability, and unwelcome transgression of border and boundaries. In this issue of WSQ, the editors invite a rethinking of institutions of education, family, religion, health, military, media, and law to inaugurate an inventive cultural criticism on topics ranging from social media, hacking, clouding, and financial markets to pollution, genetics, and robotics.

Viral will also include interdisciplinary artists' projects, each exploring the technological, political, and biological registers of viral culture. These include a meditation on the US military's use of PowerPoint slides and an experiment involving the artist's own hepatitis C-infected blood and plant life. An ongoing social media campaign is being created with input from media maven Johanna Blakley, managing director and director of research at the Norman Lear Center, University of Southern California, and will continue after the issue is published.

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Patricia Clough: Patricia Ticineto Clough is Professor of Sociology, Women's Studies, and Intercultural Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Her books include "Autoaffection" (2000), "Feminist Thought" (1995) and "The End(s) of Ethnography" (1992, revised 1998).

Jasbir Puar: Jasbir Puar is a professor of Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of "Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times" (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, and is a regular contributor to "The Guardian," "Art India" as well as Bully Bloggers and Oh! Industry.

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