The contribution proposes a reflection on Sars-Cov-2 as an epiphenomenon of the capitalist way of production and in particular of its neoliberal phase. The pandemic, accelerating pre-existing dynamics and capital contradictions, is undoubtedly related to the more predatory aspects of the capitalist way of production, particularly with regard to nature and biodiversity. The essay also tries to make us reflect on two other aspects that emerged during the pandemic: the management of the pandemic, not only in health terms, is deeply linked to the processes of individualization, seen as the results of the social transformations induced by neoliberalism; Moreover, the way in which the health emergency has been dealt with appears to be an alibi for concealing the reasons for the capitalist economic crisis, prior to the pandemic, and the way to proceed with a further acceleration of the restructuring of production forces, a cyclical and inevitable phenomenon of capitalist production, with a view to new processes of capital accumulation.
|Title of host publication||Pandemia nel capitalismo del XXI secolo|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||STRUMENTI PER IL SERVIZIO SOCIALE|