The Covid-19 crisis has intensified already existing social inequalities in different spheres. The authors examine how fundamental and sustainable the social changes over the course of the corona pandemic are at the social levels of labour, care work and state regulation in their gender dimensions.
The contradictory organisation of labour and life under capitalist conditions and their gender relations is particularly visible in the service sector as well as in the sectors of health, care and childcare. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the social recognition of these previously devalued activities has risen to new heights. However, gestures of symbolic acknowledgements do not meet with comprehensive material recognition. So how (strongly) do processes of recognition and appropriation in system-relevant professions actually change in times of social crisis and what role do gender relations play?
Free Open Access Contributions:
Antonia Kupfer, Constanze Stutz: Continuity, not change: The unequal catastrophe of the Covid-19 pandemic: Introduction to edited volume “Covid, Crisis, Care and Change?”
Ania Plomien, Alexandra Scheele, Martina Sproll: Social Reproduction and State Responses to the Global Covid-19 Pandemic: Keeping Capitalism on the Move?
Pinar Tuzcu, Loren Britton: Witnessing Fabrics: How Face Masks Change Social Perceptions During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Digital Times
Prof. Antonia Kupfer has the Chair of Macro-Sociology at the Institute of Sociology at TU Dresden in Germany.
Constanze Stutz, M.A. works as a research assistant at the Institute of Sociology at TU Dresden in Germany.
The target group:
Lecturers and researchers in Gender Studies