Covid-19 as cultural trauma

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Abstract

This paper has two aims. The first is to introduce the concept of compressed cultural trauma, and the second is to apply the theory of cultural trauma in two case studies of the current covid-19 pandemic, Greece and Sweden. Our central question is whether the pandemic will evolve into a cultural trauma in these two countries. We believe the pandemic presents a challenge to cultural trauma theory, which the idea of compressed trauma is meant to address. We conclude that, while the ongoing covid-19 pandemic has had traumatic consequences in Sweden and Greece, it has not evolved into cultural trauma in either country.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Yale University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Sociologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)428-450
Antal sidor23
TidskriftAmerican Journal of Cultural Sociology
Volym8
Utgåva nummer3
Tidigt onlinedatum2020
StatusPublished - 2020 dec
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa