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Social Contagion presents the untold story of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan. Chuǎng, a collective of communists living inside and outside China, chronicle the struggles of everyday people caught between a lethal virus and a repressive state. They argue that China’s rapid but fragile economic growth has created the social and biological conditions for new and deadly viruses, of which COVID-19 was merely the latest iteration. Through on-the-ground interviews, reports and analysis, Social Contagion gives us a piercing portrait of the simultaneously draconian and ineffectual response of the Chinese state, as well as the self-organising survival strategies of ordinary Chinese workers. Chuǎng conclude that the pandemic has enabled a new mode of counter-insurgent governance, one rooted in decades of institutional experimentation and an emergent theory of statecraft.
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