Pandemic! : COVID-19 shakes the world

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136 pages ; 18 cm.


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As an unprecedented global pandemic sweeps the planet, who better than the supercharged Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek 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 Zizek, 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), Zizek provides a concise and provocative snapshot of the crisis as it widens, engulfing us all.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Žižek, S. (2020). Pandemic!: COVID-19 shakes the world . Polity Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Žižek, Slavoj. 2020. Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World. Polity Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Žižek, Slavoj. Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World Polity Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Žižek, Slavoj. Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World Polity Press, 2020.

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