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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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: 11 Oct 2023 17:46
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30286

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