Marta Fanasca

Affiliation: 
The University of Manchester, UK
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Living – Irony: One of the Italian Ways to Cope with Pandemic Fear and Isolation?

2020, issue 45, Marta Fanasca: I was in the UK when the lockdown was imposed on my home country, Italy. My mother called me after the Italian PM, Giuseppe Conte, informed the nation about the restrictive measures to be adopted to overcome the Covid-19 crisis. She told me that from the very next day all the shops would be shut down, with people invited not to leave their houses unless for necessary (although limited) grocery shopping.

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