Pandemic! : COVID-19 shakes the world

by Žižek, Slavoj,

Format: Print Book 2020
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction RA644.C67 Z59 2020x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  RA644.C67 Z59 2020x
 
 
Summary
As an unprecedented global pandemic sweeps the planet, who better than the supercharged Slovenian philosopher Slavoj ÂZiÂzek to uncover its deeper meanings, marvel at its mind-boggling paradoxes and speculate on the profundity of its consequences?

We live in a moment when the greatest act of love is to stay distant from the object of your affection. When governments renowned for ruthless cuts in public spending can suddenly conjure up trillions. When toilet paper becomes a commodity as precious as diamonds. And when, according to ÂZiÂzek, a new form of communism - the outlines of which can already be seen in the very heartlands of neoliberalism - may be the only way of averting a descent into global barbarism.

Written with his customary brio and love of analogies in popular culture (Quentin Tarantino and H. G. Wells sit next to Hegel and Marx), ÂZiÂzek provides a concise and provocative snapshot of the crisis as it widens, engulfing us all.
Additional Information
Subjects COVID-19 (Disease)
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Social aspects.
Epidemics.
Quarantine.
Philosophy.
Scarcity.
Publisher [Cambridge, United Kingdom] :2020
Other Titles Panic! :
Language English
Notes On cover, the letters "dem" in the word pandemic are positioned inside the letter I so that the word appears to be "panic."
"First published in the United States by OR Books LLC, New York, 2020"--Title page verso.
Description 136 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781509546107
1509546103
9781509546114
1509546111
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