P08a - Mask: the Face of Covid-19 (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 50min

Panel 08a - Mask: the Face of Covid-19

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.

Papers:

  • 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.

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