Submission Deadline: April 28, 2021
This book seeks to gather different models and examples of real actions done globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in all levels and domains of life. Building different insights of what has been already done in order for humanity to survive the spread of a fatal respiratory epidemic through an extensive studying the social context of diseases. It is about drawing insights from real actions, creative ways of thinking, and innovative initiatives.
In addition to subjecting previous scholarly contributions on societal resilience to examination, scrutiny, and criticism, the book will pave the way for researchers coming from different academic backgrounds to leave their finger print within the global assets of knowledge production. One of the main objectives that are sought through the process of editing, writing, and publishing this book is to provide a substantial critique for post-modernism theories and test how far it could provide valid interpretations and analyses of phenomena of disease response and pathological behavior.
This theoretical review could include, for example, Ulrich Beck’s Global Risk Society and the different types of risks, natural and manufactured, and Manuel Castells’ Network Society and the principle of organizational flexibility that led to different organizational shifts and increase in innovation. Add to that, Zygmunt Bauman’s Postmodern Consumerism, ethics, Liquid Modernity, individualism, and shifts in modern social values. All of the previous cast their shadows on illness behavior in contemporary human society under COVID-19.
Another primary goal of the book is to identify best practices of interventional and innovative solutions that dealt with the mutated pandemic. Moreover, the editors of the book foster the recruitment of emerging methodologies within the field of scientific research in general, either within the domain of quantitative, qualitative, triangulation methods. How to make use of the big-pandemic data and statistics from all over the world. Monitor the pandemic magnitude globally, regionally, and locally to analyze the deeper insights behind those numbers and statistics. Qualitative data approaches are also encouraged in terms of autobiographical research, case studies, interviews, focus group discussions, the Delphi method, and ethnographic methods to study different cases of illness and the different social relationships and human behavior during the pandemic. Moreover, content analysis can be used in expanding the use of the information network and the analysis of different social- media platforms and how they responded and dealt with the escalating rate of COVID-19 (confirmed cases, deaths, and recovered) cases locally, regionally, and globally. Critical discourse analysis can be used to de-construct illness discourse while making use of digitization to make use of every information that can be extracted from the cyber world, in terms of public speeches, videos, audios, comics, photos, and motion pictures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 28, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 12, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
September 30, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
December 30, 2021: Review Results Returned
January 24, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
February 15, 2022: Final Chapter Submission
For more information and how to submit: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5205