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Understandings of ‘natural’ and ‘disasters’ in the time of pandemic: Reflections on gendered differences in conceptualising and contextualising COVID-19

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Speaker

Professor Sarah Bradshaw Middlesex University, London

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Other, please see description for details

Date

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:00

This discursive presentation will consider how the notions of nature, natural and naturalness and of hazard and disaster, have been understood in the COVID-context. COVID-19 was initially presented as an ‘equaliser’ cutting across gendered and racial differences with the potential to impact all equally. While later discredited, this idea of the hazard as being neutral and natural, not socially constructed, nevertheless continues to underpin the political discourse of many governments.

Find flyers, registration, and complete event details at https://crawford.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/18250/understandings-natural-and-disasters-time-pandemic-reflections-gendered

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