Jörn Ahrens

Professor of Cultural Sociology
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Theorising – Praise of Biopolitics? The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Will for Self-Preservation

2020, issue 45, Jörn Ahrens: When the Covid-19 pandemic started spreading in Germany, when people started to stay at home and to communicate in public at a distance of 1 to 2 metres from each other, when the government began to enforce formal restrictions on public behavior that came with massive limitations of civil rights, I was reminded of two things.

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