UKRI-AHRC funded Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Seminar

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Continuity and Change in Covid-19 Stigma with Dr Hannah Farrimond

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A Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Seminar with Dr Hannah Farrimond - 'Continuity and Change in Covid-19 Stigma'.

This seminar is part of the Scenes of Shame and Stigma in Covid-19 Seminar Series, and is organised by the Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Research Project, funded by the UKRI-AHRC “Ideas to Address COVID” rapid response grant.

Continuity and Change in Covid-19 Stigma.

In this talk, I outline a processual approach to stigma which emphasises change over time. To do this, I draw on the notion of ‘lineage’ from biology, to not only draw out the past socio-political heritage of any given instance of stigmatization, but also to give conceptual room for current and future change. I illustrate this approach by analysing emergent Covid-19 stigma, or rather stigmas, as it manifests differently and contextually across pandemic locations and groups. Emphasising lineage focuses us not only on the continuity of stigma, but also of change, intervention and resistance. In particular I focus on the remaking of anti-Chinese/Asian stigma and resistance in Covid-19 times.

Dr Hannah Farrimond is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Sociology at the University of Exeter, UK. She investigates the psycho-social practices of legal substance use, in relation to tobacco/nicotine, alcohol and pharmaceuticals, in order to create greater visibility of 'hidden addictions' in policy and public spheres. Recent work is focused on Covid-19, stigma and public health.

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Organized in collaboration with the Wellcome funded Shame and Medicine Project.

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