Discover Society: The Covid-19 Chronicles

Diary of a cough: meaning matters

Diary of a cough: meaning matters

Hannah Bradby I’ve had a cough for all of the year 2020. It started on January 1st,  after sharing Christmas meals and their preparation with an explosively sneezing brother.  In my family we like to blame our infections on a particular [...]

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Othering the Virus

Othering the Virus

Marius Meinhof Europe seems to be shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic. Germany does not contain centres of the outbreak, but has closed national borders. Italy is left alone as no one can spare any medical resources. Countries block each other’s delivery [...]

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Covid-19: threats and opportunities

Covid-19: threats and opportunities

Alyson Learmonth On the 4th March this year I returned from 4 weeks in rural Scotland, where I had very limited internet access, to find a world somersaulting around Covid-19. My immediate reaction was relief that I retired from being a Director [...]

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A Market for Values in a Troubled World

A Market for Values in a Troubled World

Marco Senatore Due to COVID-19 we are forced to acknowledge the importance of human life as the basic, fundamental value that unites the world. And societies are rediscovering other associated values that are essential for its defence: solidarity, prudence, enforcement of [...]

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RAPID RESPONSE COVID-19

RAPID RESPONSE COVID-19

Discover Society was set up six-years ago as a free online monthly magazine of social research, policy analysis and critical commentary. In response to the rapidly unfolding Covid-19 pandemic, we are now giving over our Rapid Response theme to articles [...]

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Is this what sociology is for?

Is this what sociology is for?

Karen Kendrick I am at this moment coming up with a lesson plan to teach my students about how capitalism and globalization created the conditions for the COVID-19 pandemic. I am doing this because the college I teach at has asked [...]

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