Whilst there has been an abundance of scientific works to have come from the COVID-19 crisis, there has been relatively little to date from its sister subject, the humanities. Now, a striking new title seeks to address the immediacy of COVID-19 by focusing on the implications of the virus in a wider interdisciplinary context– through the lens of the law, history, ethics, technology, economics and gender studies.
Researchers from around the world offer their critical reflections on the COVID crisis; on the past, present and future of a period of socio-cultural upheaval and tremendous suffering that has laid bare fundamental imbalances in our society. From Europe, to South America, Asia and beyond, Law, Humanities and the Covid Crisis sets out a framework for understanding the COVID-19 virus beyond its epidemiological constraints, asking us to query the very definition of what it means to be human. Featuring essays on public welfare versus private interest, violence against women, mask compliance, conspiracy theories, and national security laws, the book is an significant contribution to understanding our new ‘post-COVID’ landscape, and the future yet to come.