Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost

Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost

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Author/Editor: �_i�_ek, Slavoj
Publisher: OR Books
Date: 2021
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

What do sex doll sales, locust swarms, and a wired-brain pig have to do with the coronavirus pandemic? Everything‰ÛÓaccording to that ‰ÛÏGiant of Lubliana,‰۝ the inimitable Slovenian philosopher Slavoj �_i�_ek. In this exhilarating sequel to his acclaimed Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World, �_i�_ek delves into some of the more surprising dimensions of lockdowns, quarantines, and social distancing‰ÛÓand the increasingly unruly opposition to them by ‰ÛÏresponse fatigued‰۝ publics around the planet.

Here, �_i�_ek examines the ripple effects on the food supply of harvest failures caused by labor shortages and the hyper-exploitation of the global class of care workers, without whose labor daily life would be impossible. Through such examples he pinpoints the inability of contemporary capitalism to effectively safeguard the public in times of crisis. Writing with characteristic daring and zeal, �_i�_ek ranges across critical theory, pop-culture, and psychoanalysis to reveal the troubling dynamics of knowledge and power emerging in these viral times.