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Some reflections on the “post-pandemic” sociology curriculum

Some reflections on the “post-pandemic” sociology curriculum

Jones, Peter (2020) Some reflections on the “post-pandemic” sociology curriculum. British Sociological Association (BSA), Durham, UK.

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Is the Covid-19 pandemic a social ‘watershed moment’, or one that mainly accelerates existing trends, or one of temporary or even permanent trend reversal – or perhaps some combination of the above? Is it a ‘wake-up call’ for behaviour and policy change, or mainly entrenching existing positions, institutions and social structures? How, and how significant, will it ultimately appear on the timeline of social change – for example vis-à-vis wars and economic crises, revolutions and decolonisations, the advent of neoliberalism and globalised capitalism, the end of Communism in Europe, dawning of the digital age, 9-11 and Brexit? And what conceptual tools can assist Sociology students in making sense of the pandemic and assessing its significance? I attempt a brief overview of, and reflection on, some implications of Covid-19 for the Sociology curriculum.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid-19 pandemic; sociology curriculum; society-nature relationships; economy; inequalities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Applied Sociology Research (CASR)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 09:34

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