AIDS and the Distribution of Crises

By invoking the terms “crises” and “distribution” in the title of this volume, we draw from and reflect on AIDS: how is it one (or many) of the outcomes and expressions of crises that are made ordinary and exceptional at the same time? How are these durations and intensities of crises experienced in specific contexts? For AIDS, the critical suspicion around the inflation of crisis rhetoric might appear to brush up against historical and political refusals to recognize the catastrophic consequences of the virus.

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