This seminar series is UKRI-AHRC funded and is organised by the Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Research Project.
Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Seminar
This seminar is part of the Scenes of Shame and Stigma in Covid-19 Seminar Series, and is organised by the Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Research Project, funded by the UKRI-AHRC “Ideas to Address COVID” rapid response grant.
Dr Hannah Farrimond – ‘Continuity and Change in Covid-19 Stigma’
4 November 2pm UK Online
In this talk, I outline a processual approach to stigma which emphasises change over time. To do this, I draw on the notion of ‘lineage’ from biology, to not only draw out the past socio-political heritage of any given instance of stigmatization, but also to give conceptual room for current and future change. I illustrate this approach by analysing emergent Covid-19 stigma, or rather stigmas, as it manifests differently and contextually across pandemic locations and groups. Emphasising lineage focuses us not only on the continuity of stigma, but also of change, intervention and resistance. In particular I focus on the remaking of anti-Chinese/Asian stigma and resistance in Covid-19 times.
Dr Hannah Farrimond is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Sociology at the University of Exeter, UK. She investigates the psycho-social practices of legal substance use, in relation to tobacco/nicotine, alcohol and pharmaceuticals, in order to create greater visibility of ‘hidden addictions’ in policy and public spheres. Recent work is focused on Covid-19, stigma and public health.