Blog | Kategorie Corona

20. Mai 2020

Corona Multiple

Dr. Jannik Schritt

In a context of global inequality, the ontological status of the SARS-CoV-2 virus changes according to the socio-technical network into which it is integrated. Jannik Schritt discusses how the virus travels and translates around the globe in context-specific ways producing different effects and exacerbating pre-existing inequalities. In light of the context-specific transformations of the virus, the question is whether a global standardized approach of isolation and lockdown that builds on a decontextualized equivalence construction is apt to manage the pandemic.

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6. Mai 2020

The coronavirus, new nationalisms and the limits of Second World War fantasies

(by Christy Kulz) In the face of the corona virus, numerous references to war and battle frame what is foremost positioned as a national challenge despite transnational cooperation. The Second World War as touchstone carries a particular relevance for Britain where heroic images of victory form a focal point of the current national discourse and conscience. Through reflecting on the current crisis, this post explores how clinging to war images connects to how the UK regards itself and, subsequently, how it perceives both Germany and the European Union.

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6. Mai 2020

Just because we have to do it, it doesn’t mean it is right: why #stayathome should not become a moral imperative and social isolation not a habituation

Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland

Talja Blokland, Daniela Krüger and Robert Vief ask how the political measures to slow down the coronavirus reduce our opportunities for support, as they are regulating how we socialize and communicate. Drawing on representative survey results from four neighborhoods in Berlin, they show that, before the lockdown, a majority of their respondents communicated face-to-face to […]

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23. April 2020

Why “Now” is an Important Moment in History: Corona and the Re-Figured Mobility of the World

Ayham Dalal

The spread of coronavirus since early 2020 has put many of us at home. Suddenly, the streams of bustling mobility across the globe have stopped. In this blog post, Ayham Dalal reflects on how transportation and mobility re-figured the world. Tracing their impact in the formation of unequal and asymmetric geographies, he puts two less-visible […]

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22. April 2020

Stadt und Menschenansammlungen in Zeiten des Coronavirus: Anmerkungen zu Brasilien.

Robertha Georgya de Barros e Silva

Robertha Barros und Paulo Victor Melo schreiben über soziale Ungleichheit in Brasilien in Zeiten der Corona-Krise. Sie plädieren dafür, die Krise als Chance zum Umverteilen und Umdenken zu nutzen.

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20. April 2020

May You Live In Interesting Times

Martin Schinagl

Covid19 takes a toll on everyone's life and routines, affecting the vulnerable and (to a lesser extent) even the privileged who always got around disasters in one way or another. At the level of everyday life, the spatial and temporal patterns of movement are changing, forming in their own way a pandemic choreography that reflects the societal conditions under Corona. This post by Martin Schinagl maps and reflects on these changes.

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17. April 2020

Corona und der öffentliche Raum

Volkan Sayman

Wie konnte sich so rapide eine virologisch-statistische Deutung des öffentlichen Raums bei so vielen Menschen durchsetzen? Was zeigt Corona über die gesellschaftlichen Probleme auf, die sich auch in „normalen“ Zeiten im und am öffentlichen Raum abspielen? Der Beitrag nimmt aktuelle Veränderungen im öffentlichen Raum zum Anlass, um seine Veränderbarkeit zu betonen und auf bestehende Ungleichheiten […]

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7. April 2020

Die verordnete Refiguration des Selbst

Michael Wetzels reflektiert, welche Konsequenzen die Verordnung des ‚Social Distancing‘ für die Gesellschaft haben. Anhand (auto-)ethnographischer Notizen und Bildern werden insbesondere die ambivalenten Spannungen der Menschen zueinander, die veränderten Interaktionsordnungen, thematisiert. COVID-19 verändert die affektiven Strukturen der Lebenswelt, Bruch und Routinen werden am eigenen Leibkörper positiv wie negativ spürbar und die Gesellschaft steuert nun auf eine unsichere Zukunft zu.

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