The Politics of Pandemic Othering: Putting COVID-19 in Global and Historical Context

  title={The Politics of Pandemic Othering: Putting COVID-19 in Global and Historical Context},
  author={Kim Yi Dionne and Fulya Felicity Turkmen},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={E213 - E230}
Abstract As COVID-19 began to spread around the world, so did reports of discrimination and violence against people from marginalized groups. We argue that in a global politics characterized by racialized inequality, pandemics such as COVID-19 exacerbate the marginalization of already oppressed groups. We review published research on previous pandemics to historicize pandemic othering and blame, and enumerate some of the consequences for politics, policy, and public health. Specifically, we… Expand
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