A few pieces by geographers, sociologists and philosophers – presented without commentary
[Update: an updated list is available here – thanks to people for sending additional links. I’ll try to keep that page updated as I see more]
Michele Lancione and Abdoumaliq Simone, Bio-austerity and Solidarity in the Covid-19 Space of Emergency – Episode One and Episode Two (Society and Space)
David Harvey, Anti-Capitalist Politics in the Time of COVID-19 (Reading Marx’s Capital)
Alain Badiou, On the Epidemic Situation (Verso blog)
Panagiotis Sotiris, Against Agamben: Is a Democratic Biopolitics Possible? (Viewpoint)
William Davies, The last global crisis didn’t change the world. But this one could (The Guardian)
Angela Last, Covid-19, ‘European Science’ and the Plague (Discover Society)
Update: Catherine Malabou, To Quarantine from Quarantine: Rousseau, Robinson Crusoe, and “I” (Critical Inquiry)
Mike Davis, The monster is finally at the door (LINKS)
Rob Wallace, Notes on a novel Coronavirus (MR Online)
M. Foucault, G. Agamben, J.L. Nancy, R. Esposito, S. Benvenuto, D. Dwivedi, S. Mohan, R. Ronchi, M. de Carolis, Coronavirus and philosophers (European Journal of Psychoanalysis)
Update 2: Gordon Hull, Why We Are Not Bare Life: What’s wrong with Agamben’s Thoughts on Coronavirus (New APPS)
And Žižek has a book on this already forthcoming…
Thanks for these!
My .02 on Agamben, from a couple of days ago: https://www.newappsblog.com/2020/03/why-we-are-not-bare-life-whats-wrong-with-agambens-thoughts-on-coronavirus.html
Thanks – have added that to the list
Butler had a piece on the Verso blog a few days before Badiou’s: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4603-capitalism-has-its-limits
As did Berardi: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4600-bifo-diary-of-the-psycho-deflation
Agamben has had a few contentious takes (for example: http://positionswebsite.org/giorgio-agamben-the-state-of-exception-provoked-by-an-unmotivated-emergency/) and Adam Kotsko translated a short set of “Clarifications” from him at AUFS last week: https://itself.blog/2020/03/17/giorgio-agamben-clarifications/
Nancy has responded to Agamben: https://antinomie.it/index.php/2020/02/27/eccezione-virale/
Zizek has been firing out essays for RT over the last number of weeks and they will presumably be collected in the Pandemic! book which is due out in April, a record even for him surely.
John Paul Ricco’s posts on his blog Unbecoming Community about friendship, ethics and the virus are well worth a look too. This Foucauldian position may interest you particularly: https://unbecomingcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/03/17/for-a-governmentality-of-ethical-distance/
I haven’t been keeping a list, these are just articles I happen to have read but I’ll attend more closely now and send anything I think might be of interest on to you.
All the best from Dublin. Michael.
Brilliant, many thanks. Will update with all of these. Hope you’re doing okay.