Antrhropology related to the current Corona pandemic
In a new article published in Anthropology Today, Claudia Merli writes about how a Japanese chimeric figure related to disasters has been revived during Covid-19.
(Swedish only): In three parts, anthropologists Katarina Graffman and Mikael Kurkiala talk about the corona crisis and the climate crisis in the TV-program UR Samtiden.
Anthropological knowledge is an important complement to heath care work when trying to contain epidemics. Professor Mats Utas is interviewed by the Nordic Africa Institute.
Comparisons of corona-related statistics could be misleading. Measurement procedures differs between countries, and so does trust in authorities. Read the interview with associate professor Claudia Merli (in Swedish).
Mirko Pasquini have analyzed how people react to the new corona pandemic and to the policies aimed at containing it.
Knowledge among ordinary people was essential for stopping Ebola in West Africa, and it could also help in Corona times, according to professor Mats Utas.
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