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Once Upon a Virus

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Out to see America and satisfy his travel bug, W. T. Pfefferle resigned from his position as director of the writing program at Johns Hopkins University and hit the road to interview sixty-two poets about the significance of place in their work. The lively conversations that resulted may surprise with the potential meanings of a seemingly simple concept. This gathering of ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Utah State University Press
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Renee Pinkston
May 18, 2013 Renee Pinkston rated it really liked it
Shelves: grad-school
This was a required text for my Folk Narrative course. The subject is intriguing; I read Paul Farmer’s “AIDs and Accusation” and loved it so I was hoping that this text by Goldstein would fall along the same lines for me and it did.

While the subject is the same, the locations are very different. Once Upon a Virus (UPV) is set in Newfoundland for the majority, but also back in the United States, as Goldstein gives examples from both areas in her text. The way that we see specific things in our c
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Nov 24, 2012 Megan Peters rated it liked it
Shelves: university
Read for my Anthropology of Infectious Disease and Contagion class. Discusses folk tales of the spread of HIV/AIDS and how they are spread. An interesting read and interesting to see how these "folk tales" get told and transmogrify. Ostenion is also discussed quite a lot in Goldstein's book- a concept I had never really considered before. Once you read about ostention, you see it everywhere!
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A nice study of AIDS legends and vernacular risk perception.
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