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Mon, 6 Sep 2021 09:03:33 +0200
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Released today:
Christian Fuchs. 2021. Communicating COVID-19. Everyday Life, Digital 
Capitalism, and Conspiracy Theories in Pandemic Times. SocietyNow 
Series. Bingley: Emerald. 336 pages.

Sample chapter, 30% discount, order of review copies, book video, and 
further infos:

This book is a contribution to the analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic on 
society. It takes a sociological and communication studies approach for 
analysing the following question: How have society and the ways we 
communicate changed in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis?

The book analyses the changes of everyday communication in the COVID-19 
crisis and how misinformation has spread online throughout the pandemic. 
It explores the foundations and rapid spread of conspiracy theories and 
anti-vaccination discourse on the Internet, paying particular attention 
to the vast amount of COVID-19 conspiracy theories about Bill Gates. 
"Communicating COVID-19" also interrogates Internet users' reactions to 
these COVID-19 conspiracy theories as well as how Donald Trump 
communicated about COVID-19 on Twitter during the final year of his 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Pandemic Times

Chapter 2. Everyday Life and Everyday Communication in Coronavirus 

Chapter 3. Conspiracy Theories as Ideology

Chapter 4. Bill Gates Conspiracy Theories as Ideology in the Context of 
the COVID-19 Crisis

Chapter 5. Users’ Reactions to COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories on Social Media

Chapter 6. Donald Trump and COVID-19 on Twitter

Chapter 7. Conclusion: Digital Communication in Pandemic Times and 
Commontopia as the Potential Future of Communication and Society