Talia Schaffer: Communities of Care: The Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction
CARE: If you think reading 1800th-century British novels does not have much to contribute to the current political situation, you are wrong. Talia Schaffer shows how our thinking about care, help and health work already existed in the middle of the Victorian era.
PANDEMIC: Perhaps the fear of bacteria and viruses in the future will increasingly lead to a disease preparedness characterized by totalitarian surveillance and control. A blind trust in vaccinations can lead to a phasing out of the human own immune system.
SCENARIO: Imagine, it's the year 2050, and we look back at the origins and development of the coronavirus pandemic in the last three decades: both the plagues of pandemics, flooded cities, burned forest areas, droughts and other increasingly violent climate disasters. We offer the following scenario for such a prospect from the future.
TOURIST OR REFUGEE?: It is first and foremost the role as "tourists" that we experience the strict corona measures. For the wanderers, there are small changes. Can a crisis also revitalize renewed solidarity?
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