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On shaping expectations of “new normals” for living in a post-COVID-19 world

Leeming, William (2021) On shaping expectations of “new normals” for living in a post-COVID-19 world. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 43 (2). ISSN 0391-9714 (Submitted)

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Abstract

I begin with my impressions of a narrative of redemption that is caught up in the formation of new environmental, social, and political aspirations for the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. I then reflect on, first, pre-pandemic scholarship on “biosecurity” and, second, taking up a variation of the syndemic approach to understanding the COVID-19 pandemic. I end by arguing that we should not expect to live with “new normals” for living in a post-COVID-19 world that leaves intact “old normals” that have historically contributed to the rise of anthropogenic environmental harms and inegalitarian social arrangements in the world today.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Original published source: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-021-00423-5
Divisions: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 13:36
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 09:35
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3469

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