Self and Society in the Corona Crisis

The corona crisis has put a spotlight on the importance of science in modern societies. But not only medicine and the ‘hard’ sciences, also the humanities and social sciences are called for: which kinds of political rationality determine action in the global crisis? How does ‘Corona’ influence our understanding of borders, migration and international relations? How can we learn from the past? What are the challenges we face in organizing everyday life, teaching and research, art and culture, or in dealing with ourselves? And can digital technologies help us to compensate for the negative effects of the crisis?

Researchers from the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences from the University of Luxembourg try to find answers to these questions in a volume that brings together their contributions. "Self and Society in the Corona Crisis", gathers 18 articles from experts in the fields of psychology and social sciences, literature and linguistics, cultural studies, political science, border studies and educational science. The publication opens up a panorama of the research taking place at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, and demonstrates the kinds of contributions these disciplines make when dealing with crises, and in shaping of society in general. At the same time, it reflects on the limits of knowledge these disciplines encounter in the face of a global challenge.

Contributions include

  • Peste, choléra et fièvre hémorragique by Hélène Barthelmebs-Raguin
  • Schule auf Distanz by Susanne Backes, Isabell Eva Baumann, Dominic Marion, Thomas Lenz, Sabrina Sattler
  • Reflections on our teaching activities in the initial teacher training during the COVID-19 crisis by Yves Kreis, Ben Haas, Robert Reuter, Christian Meyers, Gilbert Busana
  • Vormoderne Glückserfahrungen in der virtuellen (Corona-) Realität by Amélie Bentheim, Ruth Reicher 
  • Le virus de la peur by Anne-Sophie Heck
  • Disruption der internationalen Stadt by Markus Hessen, Michael Rafferty
  • Die Auswirkungen der Coronakrise auf die parlamentarische Demokratie in Luxemburg by Anna-Lena Hoegenauer
  • Das Leben ist immer lebensgefährlich – La vie ne fait pas de cadeau by Burkhard Hoellen, Matthias Böhmer
  • Corona and the Media by Elisabeth Holl, Miriam-L. Hale, André Melzer
  • Die Coronapandemie und die ältere Bevölkerung - Psychologische Aspekte by Anne E. Kornadt, Isabell Albert, Thomas Boll
  • Ein neuer Streit der Fakultäten? Über einige Reflexe der „humanities“ in der Corona-Krise by Oliver Kohns
  • Marché du travail transfrontalier. Négocier avec les frontières à l’heure de la crise sanitaire COVID-19  by Isabelle Pigeron-Piroth, Estelle Evrard, Rachid Belkacem
  • La pandémie, un nouveau défi sociétal. Pouvoir et impact des liens faibles by Marion Colas-Blaise
  • Chancen für Luxemburgs (Finanz-)Wirtschaft in und nach der Krise by Sabine Doerry, Christian Schulz
  • "Confinement vôtre" by Nathalie Roelens
  • Extended telecommuting due to COVID-19 and the impact on working life by Philippe E. Sischka, Georges Steffgen
  • Border controls versus European solidarity by Adolfo Sommarribas, Birte Nienaber
  • Analyzing border geographies in times of COVID-19 by Christian Wille, Florian Weber

A Melusina Press Publication

The publication is available as an "Unbound Book" on Melusina Press, the online scholarly publishing initiative from the Faculty of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences. Melusina Press seeks to significantly improve researchers’ possibilities to make use of the means of digital technologies in scholarly publishing. It, furthermore, reacts to a long-standing request for digital publishing services, able to overcome some of the limitations researchers experienced within former publishing endeavour. Finally, it complies with the faculties’ interest to make visible its research in a collated and transparent way that is close to the faculties’ research activities and responsive to the needs of its researchers.




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