Sociological Reflections on the Covid-19 Pandemic in India

Redefining the Normal

Editors: Tripathy, Gopi Devdutt, Jalan, Anurita, Shankardass, Mala Kapur (Eds.)

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  • Brings together a group of scholars on the much-debated issue of the pandemic and its consequences for a normal life
  • Provides an important contribution to the area of Sociology of Crisis and Disaster 
  • Comprises a valuable new resource appealing to a wide readership across the social sciences and humanities 
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This book presents a sociological study of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of India. It invites readers to understand disasters and crises as triggers of radical transformations in society, changing the very nature of every day and the meaning of normal. It discusses the processes through which society accepts, internalizes and reinvents a new way of life. It provides insights into its impact on the individual, family, economy and the state and the relationships not only between them but also within them. The chapters draw attention to the concerns of the vulnerable sections of the population – the aged, children, women, the disabled, migrant labour and the economically backward classes. The chapters are written in an engaging style, and each chapter investigates the way societies think about the risk, threat and harm and the ways to navigate crises of all kinds. As such, the book provides a key read for academics, students and administrators, as well as general readers confronted by an existential crisis caused by the pandemic.

About the authors

Gopi Devdutt Tripathy is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. Her research interests include religion, sociological theory, popular culture, gender studies and literary texts.
Anurita Jalan is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. Her areas of interest are sociology of health and medicine, gender studies, family and marriage and ethics in the everyday life of students. She has presented papers in some national and international workshops and symposia related to her areas of interest. She has also written articles/chapters for some journals and books.

Mala Kapur Shankardass is a sociologist, a gerontologist and a health and development social scientist. She is also a teacher, a writer, a researcher, a consultant and an activist. She has been involved with ageing studies since 1992, when she began pursuing postdoctoral work on ageing issues. She has held prestigious assignments with various United Nations agencies and with national and international institutions. She has participated in panel discussions, delivered keynote addresses and chaired sessions on ageing concerns with reputed organizations both in India and abroad. She has been awarded fellowships for her contributions to gerontology around the world. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: The New Normal—Home and the World Through the Looking Glass

    Pages 1-18

    Tripathy, Gopi Devdutt

  • Gendering the Pandemic: Revisiting the Domestic Space in Times of Covid-19

    Pages 19-34

    Bhargava, Rashi

  • Home, the Vulnerable and the Pandemic

    Pages 35-50

    Shankardass, Mala Kapur

  • Bringing the World Inside Home: Media, Advertisements and Changing Forms of Consumerism

    Pages 51-74

    Borborah, Pratisha (et al.)

  • Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences and Implications

    Pages 75-91

    Grover, Aruna

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociological Reflections on the Covid-19 Pandemic in India
Book Subtitle
Redefining the Normal
Editors
  • Gopi Devdutt Tripathy
  • Anurita Jalan
  • Mala Kapur Shankardass
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-2320-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-2320-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-2319-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 148
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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