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Book Launch: The Viral Politics of COVID-19

Book Launch: The Viral Politics of COVID-19

Event Venue:

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation‚ Deakin University 221 Burwood HighwayBurwood, VIC, 3125, Australia ( Map )

Please join us on Wednesday 16 November, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for the book launch of The Viral Politics of Covid-19 (Springer, 2022) edited by Miguel Vatter and Vanessa Lemm. The book will be discussed by Emma Kowal (ADI) and Janet Roitman (RMIT), in dialogue with book editor and contributor Miguel Vatter (ADI) and contributor Maurizio Meloni (ADI).


This book critically examines the COVID-19 pandemic and its legal and biological governance using a multidisciplinary approach. The perspectives reflected in this volume investigate the imbrications between technosphere and biosphere at social, economic, and political levels. The biolegal dimensions of our evolving understanding of “home” are analysed as the common thread linking the problem of zoonotic diseases and planetary health with that of geopolitics, biosecurity, bioeconomics and biophilosophies of the plant-animal-human interface. In doing so, the contributions collectively highlight the complexities, challenges, and opportunities for humanity, opening new perspectives on how to inhabit our shared planet. This volume will broadly appeal to scholars and students in anthropology, cultural and media studies, history, philosophy, political science and public health, sociology and science and technology studies. 


  • This event will be held in-person at the Deakin Burwood Corporate Centre, please register via Eventbrite.

  • If you are unable to make it in-person, please register via Zoom.


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