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Lessenich, Stephan (2020): Coronavirus, crisis y crítica. In: Astrolabio. Nueva Epoca, No. 25: pp. 146-164
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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic does not mark an epochal change and coronavirus is not an exogenous shock. What we are currently experiencing as a crisis are the destructive effects of globalized capitalism and its "normal" mode of reproduction. It is also not true that the political management of the crisis has put the protection of life above all other rationalities, including the economic one. Rather, it is clear that all the governments of the affected countries have been highly selective in defining which lives are worthy of protection and which are not. In this scenario, sociology faces a double challenge: it must denationalize once and for all its analyzes and offensively play the role of a socially committed science.