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‘I Know Who Caused COVID-19’ Pandemics and Xenophobia

Zhou, Xun and Gilman, Sander L (2021) ‘I Know Who Caused COVID-19’ Pandemics and Xenophobia. Reaktion Books.

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Abstract

A timely exploration of the global explosion in xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a close analysis of four cases from around the world, this book explores prejudice toward groups who are thought to have caused and spread COVID-19: the residents of Wuhan and Black African communities in China; ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel; African-Americans in the United States and Black/Asian/mixed ethnic communities in the United Kingdom; and White right-wing groups in the United States and Europe. The authors examine stereotyping and the false attribution of blame towards these groups, as well as what happens when a collective is actually at fault, and how the community deals with these conflicting issues. This is a timely, cogent examination of the blame and xenophobia that have been brought to the surface by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health & Fitness
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > History, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2021 17:04
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:38
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31177

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