ITALIAN SOCIETY FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH
CFP : "PANDEMIC EFFECTS ON VULNERABLE PEOPLE"
Dates: 1-3 December, 2021
Abstracts: 25 June, 2021 (Round One) | 25 Oct, 2021 (Round 2)
Part of the Enviprnments by Design Conference
The containment measures imposed by governments across the world in response to Covid-19 have forced citizens to share physical spaces, deal with the associated emotional strain, sacrifice personal time and space in favour of permanent cohabitation and even to stay in buildings that are too small and unsuitable for the lockdown conditions.
While such impositions are serious enough for anyone, they are even more problematic and stressful for people in vulnerable situations in which our living environment can have even more impact on psycho-physical well-being: irregular migrants, low-income workers, residents in small and crowded houses, families in conflict, people with disabilities, elderly people housed in retirement homes, homeless people, and more.
At this conference the Itallian Society for the Sociology of Health asks questions such as what borders, walls and barriers have been strengthened as a result of lockdown and physical distancing? How have public healthcare institutions dealt with the problems of people in these categories? How has Coronavirus effected the actions, behaviours and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable people?
It expects to bring together questions on mental health, spatial design and accessibility.
Albertina Pretti, SISS / Cindee Hoagan, AMPS