On epidemiological ruination

Goodwin-Hawkins, Bryonny and Keech, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0003-4112-9030 (2020) On epidemiological ruination. Social Anthropology, 28 (2). pp. 274-275. doi:10.1111/1469-8676.12794

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"We live now … in a time of ruination,” Brian Dillon wrote in the catalogue for a 2011 exhibition on ruins. The twenty-first century is already marked, he claimed, by recession and war, and “flourishing [with] images of catastrophe and decay”. Now, we witness the economic ruins of COVID-19: town centres and public spaces emptied; shops shuttered; workers ‘furloughed’. A week into lockdown, wild goats descended into Llandudno – a Welsh seaside resort, already struggling in the age of cheap (now grounded) air travel – nibbling at vacant gardens and shitting unmolested in silent streets.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Bethany Leake
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 13:58
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 04:15
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8328

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