I want to introduce the concept of "Hygiene-politics" (from Hygeia, "health") into the academic discussion on the forms of domination and types of power, to categorize the totalitarian threat that lies behind the type of political control over the population, based on the collective experience of fear and paranoia, which has begun to exert in the times of the global pandemic of COVID-19. The concept of Hygiene-politics appeals to the idea that in the 21st century not only do forms of domination that operate over the body subsist based on hygienic practices and beliefs associated with some idea of health but that a form of a new totalitarian global politic can also be developed in which health is the ultimate goal of civitas.
|Translated title of the contribution||Hygiene-politics and collective emotions in pandemic era|
|Original language||Spanish (Colombia)|
|Title of host publication||Pandemia. Ideas en la encrucijada|
|Editors||José Luis Villacañas Berlanga|
|State||Published - 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Social Sciences