Convenors: Felicia Hughes-Freeland (SOAS), Cathy Greenhalgh
Short abstract: This panel invites visual anthropological responses to masking in the ethnography of Covid-19. Themes include aesthetics; the craft of face covering; political and medical discourses; surveillance and control; protest and resistance; risk management; advertising imagery; ecological impacts.
Masking, ambivalence and humour during the Covid-19 pandemic
Author: Felicia Hughes-Freeland (SOAS)
Masks that Protect, Conceal and Reveal: Working with Theatrical Masks in the Time of Covid
Author: Margaret Coldiron (University of Essex)
Face-covering among Whitechapel’s Muslim Women - a coronavirus ethnographic snapshot
Author: Gwendolyn Leick (Chelsea College of Art Design)
Find the papers’ abstracts here.
A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.