A hole that does not speak: covid, catastrophe and the impossible

BLACK, Jack (2022). A hole that does not speak: covid, catastrophe and the impossible. Philosophy World Democracy.

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    Abstract

    Covid-19 presents itself as a strange catastrophe. It has neither destroyed the planet nor has it erased humanity… but it has, in many ways, served to upend and alter what was previously considered ‘normal.’ As a result, what is perhaps the most notable characteristic of the Covid catastrophe is the very way it endures. Beyond any notion of catastrophic shock, the Covid catastrophe continues, indeed, it lingers in daily news cycles, changes to working environments and restrictions on travel. It is an enduring presence, from which any determination of its ‘end’ is either nullified by an unending stream of Covid reports, or worse, ignored altogether. On this basis alone, is it even possible to discern an ‘end’ to Covid?

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Humanities Research Centre; Sociology, Politics and Policy Research Group; Sport Industry Research Centre; Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 10:21
    Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 12:43
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30286

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