Cultures of rejection in the Covid-19 crisis

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This article offers a collectively developed analysis of the Covid-19 crisis as it relates to contemporary cultures of rejection, i.e. the socio-cultural conditions in which authoritarian and right-wing populist politics thrive, in Europe. We explore how the pandemic and its management reinforces, transforms and/or overrides existing antagonisms and institutes new ones in Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Germany and Sweden. We discuss how the Covid-19 crisis affects the rise of new statisms; gendered patterns of social reproduction; mobility and migration; digital infrastructures; and new political mobilizations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)893-905
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 09.04.2021

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    Research areas

  • Cultures of rejection, Covid-19, racism, migration, protest, crisis
  • Sociology