Social Contagion: And Other Material on Microbiological Class War in China

Social Contagion: And Other Material on Microbiological Class War in China

by Chuang
Social Contagion: And Other Material on Microbiological Class War in China

Social Contagion: And Other Material on Microbiological Class War in China

by Chuang

Paperback

$12.00 
  • SHIP THIS ITEM
    Qualifies for Free Shipping
  • PICK UP IN STORE
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Overview

Social Contagion presents the untold story of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan. Chuang, a collective of communists living inside and outside China, chronicle the struggles of everyday people caught between a lethal virus and a repressive state. They argue that China's rapid but fragile economic growth has created the social and biological conditions for new and deadly viruses, of which COVID-19 was merely the latest iteration. Through on-the-ground interviews, reports, and analysis, Social Contagion gives us a piercing portrait of the simultaneously draconian and ineffectual response of the Chinese state, as well as the self-organizing survival strategies of ordinary Chinese workers. Chuang concludes that the pandemic has enabled a new mode of counterinsurgent governance, one rooted in decades of institutional experimentation and an emergent theory of statecraft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882860077
Publisher: Charles H Kerr
Publication date: 11/23/2021
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 4.64(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

闯 Chuǎng is a collective of communists living inside and outside China. Together they publish a journal analyzing the ongoing development of capitalism in China, its historical roots, and the revolts of those crushed beneath it, and a blog chronicling these developments in shorter and more immediate form.

Table of Contents

Preface David Ranney i

Introduction 1

1 Social Contagion: Microbiological Class War in China 7

2 Worker Organizing under the Pandemic: A Report by Worker Study Room 45

3 As Soon as There's a Fire, We Run: An Interview with Friends in Wuhan 67

4 Plague Illuminates the Great Unity of All Under Heaven: On the Coming State 109

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews