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The Covid Spectrum: Theoretical and Experiential­ Reflections from India and­ Beyond (English Only)

The COVID Spectrum: Theoretical and Experiential Reflections from India and Beyond Editors: Meher Bhoot、Satishchandra Kumar、KANCHANA MAHADEVAN ISBN:9789354471452

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The Covid Spectrum: Theoretical and Experiential­ Reflections from India and­ Beyond (English Only)
The Covid Spectrum: Theoretical and Experiential­ Reflections from India and­ Beyond (English Only)

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02 Jan 2022, 19:00 GMT



The COVID Spectrum: Theoretical and Experiential Reflections from India and Beyond 

Editors: Meher Bhoot、Satishchandra Kumar、KANCHANA MAHADEVAN 

Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt Ltd 


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The COVID Spectrum brings together a diverse range of essays from five continents on the pandemic that plunged the world into an unprecedented crisis. Important questions raised and sought to be answered in the first section of the book straddle the personal and political, as well as the economic and ethical: How can we prevent social collapse when all human life isn’t equally valued? What does it mean to be a more caring society? Are our healthcare systems prepared for another such shock?  Can we continue to be driven by the ‘market’ or do we need a more normative economics? How do we deal with conspiracy theories and misinformation in the digital age, especially in emergencies like this one? And have physical distancing norms and video calls led to a fundamental break in the way we communicate?

The second section of the book shows how, through all the chaos COVID has engendered, people across nations and cultures have found it within themselves to courageously wade through the troubles. We see how the Cubans managed the infection, how the citizens of Hong Kong stood by each other, and how the head of state of an East African island nation showed us what it means to be a servant leader. Psychotherapists try to figure out ways of battling isolation-induced stress.

Policy experts argue what we can do to alleviate the shocking exclusion suffered by marginalized sections during the pandemic. And regular individuals learn the value of being there for each other.

The world changed in 2019. What we collectively witnessed wasn’t just a medical emergency, but a social and economic and conceptual breaking point. This anthology expresses the hope that the ‘Great Reset’ which lies ahead could be a real and enlightened one, if we try.


  • Foreword: Light at the End of the Tunnel? Yes, But…Slavoj Žižek 
  • Introduction: Uncertain Consociates, Unsettling Conditions: The Predicament of COVID-19Kanchana Mahadevan, Satishchandra Kumar, Meher Bhoot, Rajesh Kharat 


  • Pause, Privilege, Sacrifice, and a More Caring SocietyMaurice Hamington 
  • Conspiracy Theories, Fake News, and COVID-19Andrew Edgar 
  • Contact in Absentia: Towards a CybertouchBrunella Antomarini 
  • Discourse, Crisis and Corona: Some Ethical Implications of the German Debate on the COVID-19 PandemicErnest W.B. Hess-Lüttich 
  • The Limits of Responsible Caring in the COVID-19 PandemicJoan Tronto 
  • Pandemic: Philosophy and Public PolicySebastiano Maffettone 
  • COVID-19 and the ‘Return of the Normative’ in Economic PolicySanjay G. Reddy 
  • The ‘Great Reset’? Yes, Please—But a Real One!Slavoj Žižek 


Reflections on Health and Wellness

  • A Narrative Group Project from Turkey: Exploring Diverse Responses to COVID-19İclal Eskioğlu Aydın 
  • Socialized Healthcare and Medical Internationalism: Cuba and the CoronavirusVinay Lal 
  • COVID-19: Collective Responses to Challenges in Hong Kong Ada Kot 
  • Resiliency and Abundance: Finding Our Path to Wellness During COVID-19Yvonne Sandoval 
  • Discovering the Joy of Living in Times of Crisis, Inspiration for GrowthRuxandra Anghel 

Learning Narratives

  • Early Learning Roadmap in Response to COVID-19: Keeping Young Children Safe, Loved and LearningSara Dang 
  • Lessons from COVID-19Aarti Ramaswami 
  • Re-authoring Confinement: Enduring COVID-19 and Creating a CollaboratoryPeggy Sax 
  • International Education as a Response to COVID-19: An Indian PerspectiveArundhati Sharma 
  • Reconnecting in a Post-Pandemic WorldElena Baskina and Masha Tiunova 

Coping Strategies

  • Glimpses of Servant Leadership in Mauritius: A Bold and Effective Response to COVID-19Basantsingh Deerpaul 
  • Collective Documentation of Lives During COVID-19 in KathmanduRaji Manjari Pokhrel and Prathama Raghavan 

Reflections on Inclusiveness

  • ‘Taking Current Strain and Feeling Past Pain, Again’: A Reflection on Black South African Woman’s Experience Within the Context of COVID-19Jude Clark 
  • Time for a Paradigm Shift: Engaging with Disability in the Aftermath of COVID-19Lata Dyaram 
  • The Embers RemainKirtika Kain 
  • South Asians in the United Kingdom During COVID-19: A Realist ViewDave Sookhoo 
  • Plague Is the Great Truth-Teller: How Can We Talk Back?Alison Scott-Baumann and Hina J. Shahid 


  • Coronavirus: Retrospect 2040Christopher Norris 




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