The New Futures of Exclusion: Life in the Covid-19 Aftermath

Daniel Briggs, Luke Telford, Anthony Lloyd, Anthony Ellis

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Based upon global data and following on from Lockdown: Social Harm in the COVID-19 Era, this book discusses the rise of surveillance capitalism and new forms of control and exclusion throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It particularly addresses the use of vaccine passports, mandates and the new forms of capital extraction and political control that emerged throughout the pandemic. The book also explicates how the 'vaccine hesitant' became marginalized in both mainstream discourse and through regulatory interventions. Whilst the book addresses the wider political economy within which so-called 'anti-vaxxers' were ostracized, it also explores the complex nature of their sentiments. The book closes by considering the New Futures of Exclusion, outlining the forms of surveillance and control that may be implemented in the future particularly in light of the challenges brought by global warming and the energy transition. It is a broadly accessible text, particularly appealing to policymakers, general readers and academics in sociology, political sociology, politics, human geography, political economy, criminology, social policy, psychology, history, and infectious diseases and medicine.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages198
ISBN (Electronic)9783031418662
ISBN (Print)9783031418655
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023


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