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The Interplay of Words and Politics During COVID-19: Locally Contextualizing the Universal Pandemic Vocabulary

From Inayat Ali and Robbie Davis-Floyd: Whenever a challenging situation emerges, an ambiguous, robust and thought-provoking vocabulary also surfaces. Sometimes, entirely new words are introduced, such as “coronavirus” and “COVID-19”; at other times, the terminology existing in what Ali calls the “societal memory” is sufficient to make sense of that extraordinary event, and problems arise… Continue reading The Interplay of Words and Politics During COVID-19: Locally Contextualizing the Universal Pandemic Vocabulary