Virus, Vaccine, and Value in a Curved Universe


  • Naeem Inayatullah Ithaca College



Coronavirus, Capitalism, curved universe, labor, poverty


Don’t we need to flatten the death rate that results from our differential valuation of human beings? In a curved universe, everyone is both in front of us and behind us, and always within our reach. I want to say that our wealth, our income, and our value accrue to us simply because we are all human beings – parts of a whole. Human beings have a right to life.

Author Biography

Naeem Inayatullah, Ithaca College

Naeem Inayatullah is professor of politics at Ithaca College.  His work locates the Third World in the global political economy.  With David Blaney, he is the co-author of Savage Economics (2010) and International Relations and the Problem of Difference(2004).  He is editor of Autobiographical International Relations (2011), and co-editor of Narrative Global Politics (2016)Interrogating Imperialism (2006) and The Global Economy as Political Space (1994).  He serves as an associate editor for theJournal of Narrative PoliticsHe is working on two manuscripts: At the Cost of All Else: The Pedagogy of Emergence, andWithin, Against, and Beyond Liberalism: A Critique of Liberal IPE and Global Capitalism (with David Blaney).

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How to Cite

Inayatullah, N. . (2020). Virus, Vaccine, and Value in a Curved Universe. Review of Human Rights, 6(1), xxxvii-xlii.