Emotionality of COVID-19. Now and After: The War Against a Virus

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Maximiliano E. Korstanje (Editor) – Senior Researcher, University of Palermo, Argentina
Adrian Scribano (Editor) – Principal Researcher, CONICET- University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century

BISAC: MED022090

Similarly to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11 of 2001, a foundational event that marked the turn of the century, the recent virus outbreak in Wuhan, China resonates heavily in the social imaginary of West. Both events have differences and of course commonalities. 9/11 epitomizes the struggle of Western civilization against an invisible enemy, terrorism, while now the target is a virus. Both emulate the doctrine of living with the enemy inside. Another commonality rests on the fact the same transport means that facilitate the state of emergency are paradoxically and at the same time mainly victims. Based on the invitation of well-renowned experts coming from four continents, the present book discusses critically the effects of COVID-19 as well as the global pandemic in society. To some extent, experts and colleagues of all pundits energetically emphasize the economic crisis of COVID-19 overlooking the durable effects in the societal background. This book intends to fill the gap giving a fresh insight which explains the role of social distancing and the lockdown in a new emerging society. Although chapters can be read separately, they are finely grounded into a common argumentation, as the pandemic affirms not only the geopolitical tensions of what Scambler dubbed as a fractured society but also starts a feudalization process where the Spectacle of Death prevails.

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Foreword: COVID, Anger and Neoliberal Society 2020.
(Freddy Timmermann Lopez – O’Higgins University, Chile)

Chapter 1. The Dilemmas of the Lockdown: A Society in Post COVID-19 Days
(Maximiliano E. Korstanje – University of Palermo, Argentina)

Chapter 2. The Hunger Games: A Look at Food Interventions in the Context of COVID-19
(Adrian Scribano, PhD – Principal Researcher, CONICET- University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Aldana Boragnio, PhD Fellowship – Center for Research on Consumption, Sensibilities and Creativity (CICSEC), University of Palermo, Argentina)

Chapter 3. The Enemy Inside
(Primavera Fisogni – La Provincia di Como, Italy)

Chapter 4. Pandemic, Internet and Emotions: Politics of Sensibilities and Commodification of Audiences
(Pedro Lisdero and Marion Fonrouge – Center for Research on Consumption, Sensibilities and Creativity (CICSEC), University of Palermo, Argentina, et al.)

Chapter 5. Economic, Social and Psychological Issues of Survival in the Pandemic: The Case of Russian Federation
(Irina Burak and Tatiana Razumova – Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation, et al.)

Chapter 6. Long Live to the Urban Flesh
(Fabio La Rocca – LEIRIS (Researcher Center of Social Imaginary), University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France)

Chapter 7. Pandemic, Social Policies and Emotions in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires
(Angélica De Sena – CONICET-UNLAM-UBA)

Chapter 8. Sensibilities of Eating Inside: Emotions and Food Practices in a Time of a Pandemic
(Aldana Boragnio – Center for Research on Consumption, Sensibilities and Creativity (CICSEC), University of Palermo, Argentina)

Chapter 9. Die Alone in Argentina: A View from Sensibilities in Times of the Pandemic
(Adrián Scribano – Principal Researcher, CONICET- University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Jorge Duperré – Center for Research on Consumption, Sensibilities and Creativity (CICSEC), University of Palermo, Argentina)

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