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[Commlist] new book: COVID-19 from the Margins

Wed Feb 03 16:58:32 GMT 2021

We are thrilled to announce the publication of the edited volume "COVID-19 from the Margins: Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society”!

This book is a true labor of love, featuring 75 authors writing in 5 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Italian), in 282 pages that amplify the silenced voices of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the editors, several of the authors are IAMCR members! :-)  See the blurb and the authors' list at the bottom of this message.

We are particularly proud because the book is **open access**

The .pdf and .epub versions can be downloaded from <>.

You can use the same link to order a printed copy for free (while supplies last... after which the book will be available print-on-demand).

Do not forget to follow the project on Twitter (@BigDataSur) and to regularly check the blog where the conversation continues (we also welcome your contributions in your preferred language):

"COVID-19 from the Margins" is a multilingual conversation that celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity but also de-centers dominant ways of being and knowing while contributing a decolonial approach to the narration of the COVID-19 crisis. It brings researchers, activists, practitioners, and communities on the ground into dialogue to offer timely, critical reflections in near-real time and in an accessible language. The result is a heterogeneous, polycentric and pluriversal narration, which invites the reader to enact and experience the “Big data from the South(s)” approach as an interpretive lens to read the pandemic.

‘COVID-19 from the Margins caringly and thoughtfully demonstrates why the multiplicity we call “the poor” is more than ever at the receiving end of the worst effects of globalized, patriarchal/colonial racist capitalism. But they are not passive victims, for their everyday forms of activism and re-existence, including their daily tweaking of the digital for purposes of community, care, and survival, has incredible insights about design and digital justice that this book takes to heart as we strive to undo the lethal effects of “the first pandemic of the datafied society”,’ wrote anthropologist Arturo Escobar (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill & Universidad de Caldas, Manizales) commenting on the book.

Authors include: Claudio Agosti, Thomas Aureliani, Anat Ben-David, Anna Berti Suman, Luiza Bialasiewicz, Nic Bidwell, Tiziano Bonini, Jelke Bosma, Olga Bronnikova, Diego Cerna Aragón, Herkulaas MVE Combrink, Donna Cormack, Arianna Cortesi, Angela Daly, Soumyo Das, Françoise Daucé, Philip Di Salvo, Alexandra Elliott, Ksenia Ermoshina, Marta Espuny Contreras, Maria Faust, Nicolas Foster, Peter Füssy, Larissa Galdino de Magalhães Santos, Alex Gekker, Ana Maria R. Gomes, Simone Gomes, Ana Guerra, Arne Hintz, Hossein Kermani, Shyam Krishna, Tahu Kukutai, Justin Lau, Yoren Lausberg, Joan López, Sol Luca de Tena, Claudia Magnani, Vukosi Marivate, José Otávio A. L. Martins, Silvia Masiero, Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Kinoko Merini, Stefania Milan, Eva Mos, Oarabile Mudongo, Francesca Musiani, Elaine Nsoesie, Adriaan Odendaal, Irene Ortiz, Bella Ostromooukhova, Erinne Paisley, Annalisa Pelizza, Marie-Cathering Petersmann, Julián Cordoba Pivotto, Irene Poetranto, Preeti Raghunath, Massimo Ragnedda, Ricardo H. D. Rohm, Roberto Romero, Maria Laura Ruiu, Javier Sánchez Monedero, Maria Soledad Segura, Paula C.P. Silva, Raquel Tarullo, Niels ten Oever, Emiliano Treré, Niels van Doorn, Teresa Villaseñor, Silvio Waisbord, Anna Zaytseva, Karla Zavala Barreda, Iran Zhao, Nicolo Zingales.

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