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Christian Fuchs <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 12:39:51 +0200
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Christian Fuchs: Everyday Life and Everyday Communication in 
Coronavirus Capitalism. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique 18 
(1): 375-399

German version:

In 2020, the coronavirus crisis ruptured societies and their everyday 
life around the globe. This article is a contribution to critically 
theorising the changes societies have undergone in the light of the 
coronavirus crisis. It asks: How have everyday life and everyday 
communication changed in the coronavirus crisis? How does capitalism 
shape everyday life and everyday communication during this crisis?

Section 2 focuses on how social space, everyday life, and everyday 
communication have changed in the coronavirus crisis. Section 3 focuses 
on the communication of ideology in the context of coronavirus by 
analysing the communication of coronavirus conspiracy stories and false 
coronavirus news.

The coronavirus crisis is an existential crisis of humanity and society. 
It radically confronts humans with death and the fear of death. This 
collective experience can on the one hand result in new forms of 
solidarity and socialism or can on the other hand, if ideology and the 
far-right prevails, advance war and fascism. Political action and 
political economy are decisive factors in such a profound crisis that 
shatters society and everyday life.

Keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, everyday life, everyday communication, 
critical theory, critical theory of communication, means of 
communication, communication technology, capitalism, ideology, fake 
news, false news, crisis, public health, Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey