Our new book is now out – The Face Mask in COVID Times: A Sociomaterial Analysis

We are excited to announce that our co-authored Vitalities Lab team book has just been released. Details are available on Amazon and our publisher De Gruyter’s website. For a companion volume, check out the book co-edited by Deborah Lupton with Karen Willis, The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives, also just released. We argue in the bookContinue reading “Our new book is now out – The Face Mask in COVID Times: A Sociomaterial Analysis”

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The Unfamiliar Intimacy of the Face Mask During COVID-19

Marianne Clark and Clare Southerton As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds in devastating and unpredictable ways, the use of face masks (mandated and suggested) as a means to reduce the spread of the virus has gained attention in popular, media and political discourse, evoking (often heated) debates around how effective and necessary they are, and whetherContinue reading “The Unfamiliar Intimacy of the Face Mask During COVID-19”