WEBINAR: The Time of Ebola: 'Ordinary Life' at the Heart of a Global Crisis
Webinar link to be provided on 31st March
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Anthropology and Development Studies Seminar Series
Dr Jonah Lipton will be reflecting on long-term ethnographic fieldwork undertaken in Sierra Leone immediately before, and, unexpectedly, during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.The global response to the epidemic was short-termist in its orientation, driven by media-fuelled fear of mass contagion. The result was heavy-handed measures that affected millions of people, the vast majority of whom had no contact with the virus. Centring on young residents of an ordinary neighbourhood in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city, this presentation will investigate what global emergencies like Ebola mean for people already living in uncertain or precarious circumstances. It identifies ‘ordinary life’ as a long-term response to a short-term crisis.
Join us via ZOOM - Please book via the link to the left to register on Eventbrite. You will be provided a zoom link via PM.