Conceptualising the Lockdown from the Point of View of Chronic Illness

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Gallagher, S. and Voela, A. 2021. Conceptualising the Lockdown from the Point of View of Chronic Illness. in: Ellis, D. and Voela, A. (ed.) After Lockdown, Opening Up: Psychosocial Transformation in the Wake of COVID-19 Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 91-110
AuthorsGallagher, S. and Voela, A.
EditorsEllis, D. and Voela, A.
Abstract

This chapter examines the lockdown from the point of view of long term illness. The chapter puts forwards two key arguments: the first is that, like chronic illness, the lockdown can cause us to open and explore aspects of creativity and enjoyment we had not considered before and to connect with others we could not have known, were it not for our common condition. The second argument is that, as with chronic illness, the lockdown can create opportunities to question the discursive and material practices that constitute and determine our living practices. Sometimes closing the door to society may provide time to open up and explore the complex nature of our physical and psychic inhabiting of spaces.

Book titleAfter Lockdown, Opening Up: Psychosocial Transformation in the Wake of COVID-19
Page range91-110
Year2021
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
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Print21 Nov 2021
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Deposited08 Feb 2024
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SeriesStudies in the Psychosocial
ISBN9783030802776
9783030802783
ISSN2662-2637
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80278-3_5
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