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Dr Fay Bound Alberti writes on Community during the Pandemic

Posted on 30 April 2020

CGHH Co-Director Dr Fay Bound Alberti in The Conversation talked about the global meanings of community during the pandemic - and whether these might be here to stay.

Reflecting on the different global meanings of community, historical and contemporary, Bound Alberti considers the variety of global responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Something quite profound is also happening in terms of our relationships with people we don’t know. Despite negativity about the societal impacts of COVID-19 - from increased levels of loneliness to the limitations of social media – we are seeing some positive and unexpected results, including widespread outpourings of charity, togetherness and empathy for complete strangers. We might even be seeing a grassroots redefinition of what “community” means in the 21st century.' 

Read the full article in The Conversation here.