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The Deadly Intersections of COVID-19

Race, States, Inequalities and Global Society

Edited by Sunera Thobani

Published

Jul 28, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1529224665

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 28, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1529224672

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
The Deadly Intersections of COVID-19

This pioneering book demonstrates the disproportionate impact of state responses to COVID-19 on racially marginalized communities.

Written by women and queers of colour academics and activists, the book analyses pandemic lockdowns, border controls, vaccine trials, income support and access to healthcare across eight countries, in North America, Asia, Australasia and Europe, to reveal the inequities within, and between countries.

Putting intersectionality and economic justice at the heart of their frameworks, the authors call for collective action to end the pandemic and transform global inequities.

Contributing to debates around the effects of COVID-19, as well as racial capitalism and neoliberal globalization at large, this research is invaluable in informing future policy

Sunera Thobani is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Introduction - Sunera Thobani

PART ONE: The Racial-Political Economy of COVID-19

Sacrificial Logics: The Racial Politics of COVID-19 - Sunera Thobani

Racism, Anti-Communism and COVID-19: The Making of a Transnational Discursive War Against China - Yuezhi Zhao with Xuezhi Du

Life or Livelihood? COVID-19 in the UK and the Existential Question of Our Times - Radha D'Souza

Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Genomic Research Participation Among Minority Populations: A Piloted Community Survey in Flint, MI - Mieka Smart and Research Team

PART TWO: The Violence of Under/De-Development

Gaza: The Right to Life for the Right to Health During COVID-19 - Ayman Qwaider

“You Are No More Required”: COVID-19 Unmasks the False Development Policies - Farida Akhter

Mapping the Multiple Vulnerabilities of Domestic Workers During COVID-19: Reflections from India - Sabiha Hussain

PART THREE: Lives Under Lockdown

Off-Shore: Lockdown Topographies - Suvendrini Perera

The Virus and the Violence: Reflections on 'Anti-Asian' Hate and Racist Maskaphobia - Mengzhu Fu

#NoGoingBack: Queer Leaps at the Intersection of Protest and COVID-19 - Jin Haritaworn

Conclusion - Sunera Thobani