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
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
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
Some weeks ago I listened to Eben Kirksey's webinar in relation to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). It was a tad of fresh air in comparision to the dogmatic perspectives on biological phenomenon so many of us are schooled in. For me however, the webinar was very light going having studied genetics and being an anthropologist foucssed on … Continue reading PART 1: My COVID Reading List from March/April 2020
Last year in light of the ‘London Bridge’ attack and a General Election, the Labour Party argued for more and better-equipped police. There was talk of the police having been spread thin and having ‘lost control of the streets’. There was talk of increasing the number of police jobs and putting more money into centralised … Continue reading Should we not all be dreaming of a world without more police?