Mutatio. Duplicidades da epistemologia cívica global sobre a COVID-19

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on societies across the planet. Technoscience has shown its inability to stop the feral ontology of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Humanity felt the terror of the shaking of its security. Governments were faced with the inevitability of reacting to the inability of technoscience. The policy of life was mixed with the policy of the living. Time has become radical. Some governments have declared a state of emergency. The bulk of economic activity, especially in the services sector, has been suspended or has undergone radical changes. In daily life, routine behaviors and cyclical behaviors were subjugated to crisis behaviors. Social distance and confinement made social and family relationships strange.
In the media, in social networks, in conversations, in communications between decision-makers and populations, the “word” COVID has become ubiquitous. The first truly global civic epistemology emerged. In the production of the “new normal”, new dichotomies emerged, between utopia and dystopia, between apocalypse and rebirth, between chance and conspiracy, between despair and hope, between the commons and selfishness, between practice and revelation, etc…
This communication proposes to present the bifid aspect of global civic epistemology on COVID-19, selecting more or less visible aspects of the dichotomies that constitute it, and intends to open the discussion towards the immense et cetera that escapes this epistemology.
Period28 Jul 202031 Jul 2020
Held atAIBR - Antropólogos Iberoamericanos en Red, Spain
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • COVID-19
  • global civic epistemology
  • “new normal”
  • change