Edited by Carl Stychin
210 × 148 mm
362 pp
Introduction
Carl Stychin

Public Interest or Social Need? Reflections on the Pandemic, Technology and the Law
Dimitrios Kivotidis

At War with Themselves: The Conflict at the Heart of the Coronavirus Pandemic
David M Seymour

Counting the Dead During a Pandemic
Marc Trabsky

Penal System and Biopolitics in the time of Covid-19 Pandemic: An Indonesian
Experience
Harison Citrawan and Sabrina Nadilla

Walls and Bridges: Metaphors of Movement and Constraint in Legal Responses to COVID-19
David Gurnham

Security and the Pandemic: A View from Hong Kong
Marco Wan

Prospects for Recovery in Brazil: Deweyan Democracy, the Legacy of Fernando
Cardoso and the Obstruction of Jair Bolsonaro
Frederic R Kellogg, George Browne Rego, and Pedro Spindola

Masking Then and Masking Now: Compliance and Resistance during the 1918-1919
Influenza Pandemic
David Carter and Mark De Vitis

Covid-19 and the Legal Regulation of Working Families
Nicole Busby and Grace James

Playing with Wench Tactics: Thinking about Rhythm, Routine and Rest in
Decelerating University Life after the Pandemic
Ruth Fletcher

Law, Every Day Spaces and Objects, and Being Human
Jill Marshall

Women, Violence and Protest in Times of COVID-19
Kim Barker and Olga Jurasz

Pandemic, Humanities and the Legal Imagination of the Disaster
Valerio Nitrato Izzo

The Pandemic and the Ship
Renisa Mawani and Mikki Stelder

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.