Nationalist responses to health crises have a long history. Stephanie DeGooyer and Srinivas Murthy describe how anti-immigrant policies have been motivated by attempts to scapegoat immigrants as a health hazard to the nation. They argue that "health nativism" in the COVID-19 crisis aims to put borders around a problem requiring global solutions.
Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies monitors the Covid-19 pandemic
There is little doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic affects communities and nations across the world in different ways, and that the world’s poor are going to experience this crisis much more keenly than people belonging to affluent communities. As a postcolonial research centre, Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies will help monitor the development of the crisis. At the centre's web page above, you will find research and opinion pieces that highlight the dispersed and uneven impact of the crisis in Swedish and global society.
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