Symposium | Social World and Pandemic

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The international symposium Social world and pandemic, edited by Andre Bittencourt (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Maurício Hoelz (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), is a joint initiative of the journal Sociologia & Antropologia, the Brazilian Society of Sociology and the Social Thought Virtual Library Blog.

Sociologists from different institutions were invited to answer four questions regarding the social dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The interviews are published on the blog in Portuguese and Spanish on Tuesdays and Thursdays, always with the answers of five sociologists. Here you can read the ones in English and French in the original language. This page will be continuosly updated with new interviews.


Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland, USA) | [English] [Portuguese]

Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney, Australia) | [English] [Portuguese]

Saskia Sassen (Columbia University, USA) | [English] [Portuguese]

P. S. Vivek (University of Mumbai, India) | [English] [Portuguese]

Mary Tuti Baker (Western Washington University, USA) | [English] [Portuguese]

Howard Becker (USA) | [English] [Portuguese]

David Le Breton (Université de Strasbourg, France) | [French] [Portuguese]

Martina Löw (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) | [English] [Portuguese]

Habibul Haque Khondker (Zayed University, United Arab Emirates) | [English] [Portuguese]

Nadje Al-Ali (Brown University, USA) | [English] [Portuguese]

Göran Therborn (University of Cambridge, UK) | [English] [Portuguese]

Hiro Saito (Singapore Management University) | [English] [Portuguese]

Craig Calhoun (Arizona State University, USA; London School of Economics, UK) | [English] [Portuguese]

Hartmut Rosa (Friedrich Schiller University and Max Weber Center, Germany) | [English] [Portuguese]

Sari Hanafi (American University of Beirut, Lebanon; President of the International Sociological Association) | [English] [Portuguese]

Stephen Turner (University of South Florida, USA) | [English] [Portuguese]

Sujata Patel (Savitribai Phule Pune University, India) | [English] [Portuguese]

Jeff Hearn (University of Huddersfield, UK) | [English] [Portuguese]

Peter Wagner (University of Barcelona, Spain) | [English] [Portuguese]

Andrew Linklater (Aberystwyth University, Wales) | [English] [Portuguese]

François Dubet (Université de Bordeaux and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France) | [French] [Portuguese]

Olli Pyyhtinen (Tampere University, Finland) | [English] [Portuguese]

Mokong Simon Mapadimeng (Human Science Research Council, South Africa) | [English] [Portuguese]


Here you can read the symposium posts with all the interviews (in Portuguese):

Post 1 | Post 2 | Post 3 | Post 4 | Post 5 | Post 6 | Post 7 | Post 8 | Post 9 | Post 10 | Post 11 | Post 12 | Post 13 | Post 14



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