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Pandemics and Coloniality: Biopolitical Entanglements in Early Modern Chronicles and COVID-19 Narratives

Initiative: Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society (beendet)
Bewilligung: 09.12.2020
Laufzeit: 1 Jahr 6 Monate

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This project's key question asks how structures of coloniality are inherent to COVID-19 narratives, and how their biopolitical mechanisms relate to early colonial accounts of disease. As a key result, the project will provide a rich set of qualitative scientific data on biopolitical entanglements between early modern and contemporary language of pandemics. The key impact will be a historic understanding on COVID-19's globalized, unequal knowledge-power, which further stimulates a transformation of the research field of early colonial illness.

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