Beyond the Virus – Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives on Inequalities Raised by COVID-19
Dr. Sabrina Germain, H-Pod member and Dr. Adrienne Yong, Senior Lecturer in Law at City Law School, have both recently edited a book named "Beyond the Virus – Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives on Inequalities Raised by COVID-19" published by Bristol University Press in 2023 under the Bristol Studies in Law & Social Justice series.
The new Social & Legal Studies blogpost delves into the book's groundbreaking content. It highlights issues that are often forgotten but important to address: the exacerbation of social inequalities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was our hope that this edited collection would shed some light on what we felt were important issues, so that we could contribute towards social justice in some ways. Our intention was to give a platform to voices and issues that might not be the centre of attention during what is primarily perceived as a global health emergency. Looking at how power was used, how gender inequalities were deepened, and how marginalised communities were treated all during this novel global pandemic was to bring attention to the fact that there are consequences to a global health emergency beyond just the statistics that we saw across the globe of test numbers, hospitalisations, infections and deaths.