Cultivating the ground for cooperative responses to crisis in the UK

Back in March as SARS-CoV-2 was integrating itself into the population of the UK, we – a couple of anthropologists – put our heads together to evaluate the situation. After briefly sketching out the possible scenarios that could emerge in the UK in response to SARS-CoV-2, it became immediately clear there was a short-term and … Continue reading Cultivating the ground for cooperative responses to crisis in the UK

PART 3: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020

The Necropolitics of Care My main interest in the aforementioned work of Scoones is in exploring how 'uncertainty' is dealt with through modelling. An epic industry that stretches far beyond academia into insurance giants and risk management in all sectors of life. A recent book by Frederic Keck explores the question of uncertainty in disease … Continue reading PART 3: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020

PART 2: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020

Where Care Meets Social Context Starting with Adia Benton's webinar that initiates thinking about ' (i) What kind of powers are granted in any kind of emergency; (ii) Needing to reimagine our international institutions; (iii) Needing to consider epidemiological and clinical concerns in the context of different social and economic realities; (iv) COVID-19 has revealed … Continue reading PART 2: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020

Life ≠ Quarantine

https://twitter.com/avi_khalil/status/1258017287182995462?s=20 The social shock of a global pandemic has started to subside, in particular the fearful novelty for people in countries less familiar with experiencing zoonotic epidemics. Of course, the short term impacts of each countries reactions to the spectre of contagion are ongoing. But what about the longterm? Whilst many will continue to self … Continue reading Life ≠ Quarantine