Critically diverse perspectives on Covid-19: Interviews with a varied range of South Africans
Keywords:Pandemic; South Africa; Covid-19; Education, Media, Art, Raced relations
Unisa Press & the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS)
The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic not only generated medical and health crises but also reconfigured the already existing social, cultural, racial, communal, legal, political, sociological, psychological, geographical, and economic hierarchies across the globe.
Suddenly, the world saw how financially flourishing communities began overbuying grocery, medical and other household items and the economically deprived communities were left with little or no access; how certain religious and communal groups were selectively demonised and penalised for spreading the virus; how the people from socio-economically backward rural and urban spaces have been denied access to basic health, hygiene, and medical facilities; how the Euro-North American medical practitioners have been treating selective bodies as laboratories of vaccine experiment. The editors Sayan Dey and Shankadeep Chattopadhyay spoke to a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to make sense of the impact of the pandemic. The book offers a broad set of perspectives.
In the closing section on Teaching and Learning Covid-19, Paul Prinsloo engages with the various teaching and learning challenges that Covid-19 has generated in South Africa, especially with respect to Open Distance Learning.
Print book: ISBN 978-1-77615-172-1
E-book: ISBN 978-1-77615-173-8
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