Digital emergency is/as the digital (new) normal

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge changes to humanity's way/s of life, with no country completely untouched by disruption. However, in this disruption, I see many themes which evidence continuity with pre-existing problem, inequalities, and (negative) tendencies in digitisation, ultimately contributing to a less just digital world. There are a few aspects of the COVID-19 response which demonstrate glimmers of hope for a better world, including a digital one, being possible. But my fear is that these will remain marginal and instead hegemonic power will be consolidated even more in the context of this state of emergency. I hope I am proved wrong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationData Justice and COVID-19
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives
EditorsLinnet Taylor, Gargi Sharma, Aaron Martin, Shazade Jameson
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages76-83
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-913824-01-3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • digital society
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • UK digital rights

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