Pandemic Societies (Paperback)
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At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many thought the changes taking place would be fleeting. It is now widely recognized that COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic in our highly interconnected world, and “pandemic societies” will be with us for some time. Pandemic Societies brings together experts in a wide range of academic disciplines to reflect on how their fields might be transformed in this new context. While the pandemic forces global institutions, such as the World Health Organization, to reimagine the ways in which they function, it also reaches into our everyday lives to change how we organize culture, performing arts, sports, tourism, and cities. Exploring how COVID-19 has altered people’s daily experiences – the ways they meet to play, to perform, and to entertain themselves – this book also pulls the lens back to take in the broader institutional and political contexts in which these quotidian activities are carried out. Examining the profound ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed every aspect of our lives, Pandemic Societies attempts to understand how we might act to steer this pandemic society, and how to reinvent institutions and practices that we think of as intrinsically face to face.
About the Author
Jean-Louis Denis holds a Canada Research Chair in Health System Design and Adaptation at the Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health and CRCHUM. Catherine Régis holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law. Daniel M. Weinstock holds the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy in the Faculties of Law and Arts at McGill University.