Out of harm’s way?

Critical remarks on harm and the meaning of home during the 2020 COVID-19 social distancing measures

The efficacy of public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, their short-term effects and the longer-term consequences of both will keep a generation of social scientists busy for decades to come. Alongside the many important housing policy questions related to a global recession, are equally important and profoundly existential questions about how the dwelling as home is currently understood and how this might change during a period of “stay at home and stay away from others” or “lockdown” measures.

The aim of this paper is to highlight those questions, speculate on some likely answers and set out an agenda for further research.

Author: Dr Craig Gurney















Date: April 8, 2020 1:06 pm


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