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Rethinking vulnerability through Covid‐19

Napier, AD; (2020) Rethinking vulnerability through Covid‐19. Anthropology Today , 36 (3) pp. 1-2. 10.1111/1467-8322.12571. Green open access

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Abstract

In times of crisis, inequalities are more commonly exaggerated than ameliorated – meaning both that vulnerable populations are often forced to make do with what resources are at hand and that many of those who barely manage in ‘normal’ times are pushed beyond capability and opportunity thresholds. Indeed, new case definitions of vulnerability that emerge in a crisis may push previously unrecognized groups (e.g. service employees, ‘care’ facility residents) into extreme vulnerability, as borderline coping quickly becomes calamity coping. To understand emerging vulnerability, it is therefore critical for social scientists to have a seat at the table where scarce resources are being allocated – before, during and after a crisis.

Type: Article
Title: Rethinking vulnerability through Covid‐19
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8322.12571
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8322.12571
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2020 The Authors. Anthropology Today published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Anthropological Institute. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10102157
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