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Homo Pandemicus: COVID ideology and panic consumption

Vighi, Fabio ORCID: 2020. Homo Pandemicus: COVID ideology and panic consumption. Crisis and Critique 7 (3) , pp. 447-459.

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This essay reflects on the current social crisis by arguing that panic has become an object of mass consumption. By forcing us to consume panic, capitalist ideology facilitates the acceleration of the economy’s main drivers while strengthening its authoritarian grip over the terrified masses. Our “health emergency” is therefore discussed as a historical event that has little to do with the nature of the virus, and everything to do with the nature of capitalism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
ISSN: 2311-5475
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 November 2020
Date of Acceptance: 9 September 2020
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 21:44

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