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Changing social practices. Covid-19 and new forms of sociality

Mondada, Lorenza and Bänninger, Julia and Bouaouina, Sofian and Gauthier, Guillaume and Hänggi, Philipp and Koda, Mizuki and Svensson, Hanna and Tekin, Burak S.. (2020) Changing social practices. Covid-19 and new forms of sociality. Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa (2). pp. 217-232.

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected not only human health, but also central aspects of human sociality. This study shows how it is possible to document change in embodied interactional practices thanks to video-recorded data collected during ethnographic fieldwork. It presents the first findings of a larger project initiated at the beginning of March 2020 on Human Sociality in the Age of Covid-19, aiming at showing how the pandemic affects not only the bio-physiological body, but also the social body, and how this reveals fundamental principles of human sociality. The analyses focus on greetings, an elementary practice through which the interactional order is established: it is shown how greetings rapidly changed at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, and how this enables one to understand both the importance of proximity and tactility in human sociality, as well as the quick pace of change-in-the-making, as oriented to, experienced and creatively accomplished by the participants.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Französische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Französische und Allgemeine Linguistik (Mondada)
UniBasel Contributors:Mondada, Lorenza
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Il Mulino
ISSN:1973-3194
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:20 Jan 2021 11:16
Deposited On:20 Jan 2021 11:16

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