Solidarity and Care
In April, we launched our new platform ‘Solidarity and Care’ which documents, reports on, and archives the lived experiences, caring strategies and solidarity initiatives of people across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have featured Yasmin Gunaratnam on end of life care, Sutapa Majumdar on the economic effect of the pandemic on intimate labour in India, and Manuel Tironi and Israel Rodríguez-Giralt on the lessons in collective care to be learnt from Puchuncaví, Chile. We have featured poetry, photos, drawings (see below) and letters.
“This piece started by my beginning to follow an art tutorial on TikTok, then following my own creative intuition to work in water colour and just experiment with whatever style I feel.”Ben Sullivan, on Solidarity and Care
In Print and Online
The current issue of The Sociological Review is available here, featuring the special section ‘Roots, routes and reconstruction: Travelling ideas/ theories’, introduced by Gurminder K. Bhambra. Current Online First articles include Des Fitzgerald, Amy Hinterberger, John Narayan and Ros Williams on imperialism, biomedicine and the NHS, Bolaji Balogun on race and racism in Poland, and Zophia Edwards on postcolonial sociology.
In April, our digital platforms looked at visual sociology. The series included a blog by Maike Pötschulat on urban icons, and a comic from Nathan Stephens Griffin on undercover police surveillance in the UK. Our Instagram was taken over by Paul Sng; you can read and support Sng’s new photography project ‘This Separated Isle’ here.
This month digital platforms are shining a light on activism and its cross-overs with sociology. We have republished a blog by Zuleyka Zevallos on indigenous sociology (follow Other Sociologist for more of her writing), and published a review of Netflix’s ‘Crip Camp’. Our Instagram is taking a journey through UC: Us, a project which explored experiences of the Universal Credit system in Northern Ireland and which advocates for change (see below).
We welcome submissions to upcoming digital themes including ‘Sociology in School’ and ‘Texture’.