Coronavirus Reading List

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On the virus itself and the need to act

Short video of a doctor explaining the maths of how it can spread and the health system implications 

Explainer video

Time in the Heart of Coronavirus

Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful 

Why we need to act

Why we need to act now

Explainer video on what Exponential means

Italy as example

What we can learn from the countries winning the coronavirus fight

A Complete History of Pandemics

In battling the coronavirus, will ‘optimistic bias’ be our undoing?

On how the virus affects different people and groups

Who Dies?

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, our ruling classes are coming to the conclusion that in the contest between loss of profit and loss of life, they choose death.

Class war in the making? Coronavirus quarantines pit well-off hermits against serfs who supply them

Right-wing forces are using the pandemic as a pretext to crack down dramatically on abortion rights.

White Collar Quarantine 

How the Coronavirus Could Create a New Working Class

Disposable People: Coronavirus and the lifestyles of the professional-managerial class

Stories of leaving the city to weather the storm in the countryside remind us that time and space are their own commodities

The answer to Indigenous vulnerability to coronavirus: a more equitable public health agenda

What the Racial Data Show

The Black Plague

Why coronavirus impacts are devastating for international students in private rental housing

Pandemics affect men and women differently

Coronavirus reveals just how deep macho stereotypes run through society

Right-wing forces are using the pandemic as a pretext to crack down dramatically on abortion rights

Why coronavirus may forever change the way we care within families

The “All-Consuming” Emotional Labor Caused by Coronavirus—and Shouldered by Women

Women, peace and security in the time of Coronavirus

COVID19, NEW MOTHERHOOD AND THE DIGITAL PIVOT

Coronavirus has sparked a work from home revolution, but is it a backward step for gender equality?

COVID-19 has laid bare how much we value women’s work, and how little we pay for it

COVID-19 AND THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS

The coronavirus is a disaster for lonely older Australians. We can help ease their pain in small ways

Explaining the Emergence of Coronavirus Rituals

Rethinking the city: urban experience and the Covid-19 pandemic

COVID-19: The dangers of framing the coronavirus in generational terms

A ‘GOOD CITIZEN’ FOR PANDEMIC TIMES

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On critiques of capitalism, neo-liberalism etc

Anti-capitalist politics in the time of Covid-19

America is a sham (on the social construction of everything!)

Manufacturing Normalcy

No such thing as society?

A Conversation with Sociologist Barbara Ehrenreich

The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism

The Coronavirus Is Not an “Equalizer” in an Unequal Society

NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY? LIBERAL PATERNALISM, POLITICS OF EXPERTISE, AND THE CORONA CRISIS

HOW CORONAVIRUS REVEALS OUR UNBREAKABLE BOND WITH SINGLE USE PLASTIC

This anarchist thinker helps explain why we feel so driven to help each other through the coronavirus crisis

Silver Linings Amidst the Capitalist Coronavirus Crisis

When this pandemic is over, it’s time to dismantle capitalism

The King’s Two(ish) Bodies

CORONAVIRUS, CRISIS AND THE END OF NEOLIBERALISM

Coronavirus and the police state

generations and virus

On the virus and the labour market

Coronavirus, the gig economy and work

Workers are more valuable than CEOs

Capitalism’s coronavirus crisis and its impact on workers’ bargaining power

How the COVID-19 pandemic is destroying Britain’s creative industries

What makes hairdressing ‘essential’? Even the hairdressers want to close

Productivity Is Not Working

communist Britney

Information, media and technology

Coronavirus and #fakenews: what should families do?

WE HAVE ALREADY REACHED ALARMING LEVELS OF BAD QUARANTINE CONTENT

Don’t just debunk  the covid-19 myths, learn from them 

The Ibuprofen Debate Reveals the Danger of Covid-19 Rumors

(ARE YOU) OK BOOMER? DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTIONS OF MILLENNIALS & GENERATION THROUGH COVID-19

The pandemic has disrupted relations among the masses, the elites and the celebrities who liaise between them.

This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For

‘Pandemic drones’: useful for enforcing social distancing, or for creating a police state?

Can lip-syncing save lives?

During the Great Depression, many newspapers betrayed their readers. Some are doing it again now

Animal Crossing and utopia in a time of crisis

Pandemics debunk the notion of seamless automation

An Analysis of Race and Media Representation Amidst the Covid-19 Outbreak 

We’re on the Brink of Cyberpunk

Significant Flavor

The New Logics of Viral Media

What’s in a saying? Debunking five lexical myths in the age of coronavirus

Viral terminology, technology and capitalism

Coronavirus Could Finally Pop the Influencer Bubble

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Sociologically informed opinion, analysis, experiences and hot takes

Paul B. Preciado: THE LOSERS CONSPIRACY

Angela McRobbie: Our low-paid workers are our lifeline

Amitai Etzioni: The Sociology of living with the Corona virus

Ghassan Hage: What can Camus’ La Peste tell us as we struggle against the Coronavirus?

Bruno Latour: Is this a dress rehearsal?

Joshua Clover: The Rise and Fall of Biopolitics: A Response to Bruno Latour

Cathne Malabou: To Quarantine from Quarantine: Rousseau, Robinson Crusoe, and “I”

Nikolaj Schultz: The Climatic Virus in an Age of Paralysis

Slavoj Žižek: Is Barbarism with a Human Face Our Fate?

Noam Chomsky: Ventilator Shortage Exposes the Cruelty of Neoliberal Capitalism

Franco “Bifo” Berardi: “Beyond the Breakdown: Three Meditations on a Possible Aftermath”

Benjamin Bratton: 18 LESSONS OF QUARANTINE URBANISM

McKenzie Wark: Theory in a Pandemic

Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’

LA Review of Books: The Quarantine Files: Thinkers in Self-Isolation

Mike Davis: On Pandemics, Super-capitalism and the Struggles of Tomorrow

David Runciman: Coronavirus has not suspended politics – it has revealed the nature of power

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What might come next?

The world after coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic will change everything – for better or worse

What (new) forms of living might the coronavirus produce?

What will the world be like after coronavirus? Four possible futures

The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down

The Coronavirus War Economy Will Change the World

Can everyone be taken into the future?

Let’s not snap back but spring forward

The Supermarket After the Pandemic

Kim in Q

 

 

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