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    Public Space during Covid-19

    Low, Setha and Maguire, Mark (2020) Public Space during Covid-19. Social Anthropology, 28 (2). ISSN 0964-0282

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    When the public square is closed, all that remains is the tower and its shadow. As anthropologists of space and security, we watched as COVID‐19 emptied our streets. The shadow fell on distant friends, then on close family; we also used the chilling language of ‘common sense’ to instruct others in these exceptional times. There is a lot wrong in wishing for a return to normality if ‘normal’ is oppression, but anger at injustice does not excuse intellectual paralysis. We must be on guard now, alert to the dangers posed by security.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Public Space; Covid-19;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 13028
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    Depositing User: Mark Maguire
    Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 10:09
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Anthropology
    Publisher: European Association of Social Anthropologists.
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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