Paranoia TV Reader: There Is No Society? Individuals and Community in Pandemic Times

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The success of social distancing as a cure-all to the COVID-19 pandemic proves that neoliberalism has created an insurmountable distance to the very notion of society itself. This rejection is best embodied in Margaret Thatcher’s infamous dictum “There is no society,” which supplies the title of this anthology, with a crucial question mark added. How can we deal with the paradoxical mix of solitude and imposed togetherness that the pandemic entails? How can culture and critical discourse even continue when public space has been shut down upon the advice of epidemiologists? How do we grasp the new political constellations arising today? Such are the questions tackled by the authors of this anthology, based on the discussion program of Paranoia TV, the 53rd edition of steirischer herbst.

With contributions by Fahim Amir, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Nika Dubrovsky, Silvia Federici, Srećko Horvat, Eva Illouz, Achille Mbembe & Milo Rau, Robert Pfaller, Renata Salecl, Natascha Strobl, and Ece Temelkuran

Edited by Ekaterina Degot and David Riff

Design by Grupa Ee

There Is No Society? Individuals and Community in Pandemic Times
English, July 2021
216 pages, 118 × 219 mm, softcover
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König
ISBN 978-3-96098-0046-7