Resiliencia de las esferas públicas en la crisis sanitaria mundial
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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the "normal" modes of functioning of the public sphere and activated an experimental mode of coping that has reinvented forms of public and communicative exchanges. In this article, we conceptualize the social responses triggered by the crisis as particular forms of public sphere resilience, and assess the role of digitization and digital spaces in the emergence of different modes and dynamics of resilience. In our conception, we examine three areas of public sphere experimentation: political consumption, political protest mobilization and news consumption. We discuss the general characteristics of public sphere resilience across social sub-spheres and highlight the dynamics and hybridisations that structure emerging public spaces. Resilience practices are accompanied by dynamics of politicisation and depoliticization, as well as shifts in the boundaries of the public and the private. Our observations also reveal the dynamic interplay between resilience and resistance.