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COVID-19 Collection

There is little doubt the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on our societies on a number of different levels. Our COVID-19 Collection showcases our content on this significant global challenge, regardless of specialisms, in order to encourage broader perspectives and collaborations across global and disciplinary boundaries.

The titles below, and many more to come, consider the variety of impacts the pandemic has had on society and allow authors to join the debate authoritatively and quickly. Titles in the COVID-19 Collection will include all book types, from accessible Shorts to research monographs, and are available in print and digital formats.

The first book in this collection was Martin Parker’s Life After COVID-19, featuring expert authors from across academia and civil society offering ideas that might put us on alternative paths for positive social change.

We would love to hear from you if you think your research would be a good fit. If you are interested and want to find out more, please get in touch with the Commissioning Editor for your subject area. If you think your work is particularly timely and could benefit from a shorter turnaround, you may be interested in our Rapid Responses.

Our COVID-19 Collection is also available on our Amazon Store.

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COVID-19 and Racism

Counter-stories of Colliding Pandemics, New and Old

This book addresses the prejudices that emerged out of the collision of the two pandemics of 2020: COVID-19 and Racism.

Policy Press
  • ForthcomingHardback
  • ForthcomingEPUB

Stay Home

Housing and Home in the UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically exposed weaknesses in UK housing, with housing inequality contributing to the unequal impact of the disease. Becky Tunstall assesses the position of housing in public policy and health, and the most immediate responses to the pandemic in one convenient resource for students, scholars and practitioners.

Policy Press
  • ForthcomingPaperback
  • ForthcomingHardback
  • ForthcomingEPUB

The Deadly Intersections of COVID-19

Race, States, Inequalities and Global Society

Edited by Sunera Thobani

This book showcases the impact of state responses to COVID-19 on marginalized communities. The authors analyse the lockdowns, immigration and border controls, vaccine trials, income support and access to healthcare across eight countries in Australasia, North America, Asia and Europe to reveal the internal inequities within and between countries.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailableEPUB

Social Movements and Politics during COVID-19

Crisis, Solidarity and Change in a Global Pandemic

EPUB and EPDF available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence.

Bringing together leading authors in the sociology and social movement fields from all continents, this unique book explores both the global echoes of the pandemic and the different local and national responses adopted by different actors.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailablePaperback
  • AvailableHardback
  • AvailablePDF

The Gendered Face of COVID-19 in the Global South

The Development, Gender and Health Nexus

In this important book, experts assess what the COVID-19 pandemic means for gender inequalities in the global south, examining how threats to equitable development will impact the most marginalised and at-risk women and girls in particular.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
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Policing the Pandemic

How Public Health Becomes Public Order

Written in the context of the #BlackLivesMatter protests, this book explores why law enforcement responses to a public health emergency are prioritised over welfare provision and what this tells us about the state’s criminal justice institutions.

Policy Press
  • AvailablePaperback
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Declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Between International Law and Politics

Addressing multiple empirical case studies, including COVID-19, this multidisciplinary book explores the relationship between international law and international relations to interrogate how a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is declared and its role in how we collectively respond to outbreaks.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
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The Pandemic Within

Policy Making for a Better World

This book offers a blend of moral imagination and social-political analysis to overcome the defects COVID-19 has exposed in our political-economic order. It shows how hegemony and complexity prevent societies from envisioning better practices and institutions and presents feasible solutions.

Policy Press
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Pandemic Legalities

Legal Responses to COVID-19 – Justice and Social Responsibility

Edited by Dave Cowan and Ann Mumford

This important text maps out ways in which the disadvantaged have been affected by legal responses to COVID-19. Contributors tackle issues including virtual trials, adult social care, racism, tax and spending, education and more. Offering an account of the damage, this book demonstrates positive and productive future responses.

Bristol Uni Press
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Volume 1: Community and Society

Contributions to this volume engage directly with different urban communities around the world. They give voice to those who experience poverty, discrimination and marginalisation in order to put them in the front and centre of planning, policy and political debates that make and shape cities.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
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Volume 2: Housing and Home

This book casts light on how the virus has impacted the experience of home and housing through the lens of wider urban processes around transportation, land use, planning policy, racism and inequality, and offers crucial insights for reforming cities to be more resilient to future crises.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
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Volume 3: Public Space and Mobility

This international volume explores the transformations of public space and public transport in response to COVID-19, both those resulting from official governmental regulations and from everyday practices of urban citizens. The contributors discuss how the virus made urban inequalities clearer, and redefined public spaces in the “new normal”.

Bristol Uni Press
  • AvailableHardback
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Our journals have published special issues and themed sections covering many aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global DiscourseJournal of Psychosocial Studies Families, Relationships and SocietiesInternational Journal of Care and Caring

Special issues of Global Discourse: An interdisciplinary journal of current affairs

COVID-19 and the Politics of Fear

Guest Edited by Matthew Flinders, Dan Degerman and Matthew Johnson

Pandemic Politics in the Persian Gulf

Guest Edited by Luciano Zaccara and Simon Mabon

Special issues of the Journal of Psychosocial Studies

Psychosocial Research In Covid-19 Times

Guest Edited by Silvia Posocco and Stephen Frosh

 

Themed sections from Families, Relationships and Societies

Special issues of the International Journal of Care and Caring

Care, caring, and the global COVID-19 pandemic

Guest Edited by Michael Fine and Joan Tronto