This edited collection brings together social scientists working on race and ethnicity to address the question of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a focus on issues linked to racial and ethnic inequalities.

The fourteen chapters that make up this collection were produced during the pandemic in 2020 and are intended to address key facets of the impact of the pandemic in contemporary Europe, the United States, and globally. Individual chapters address the pandemic by drawing both on empirical research and conceptual analysis. They also seek to draw important connections between broader dimensions of racial and ethnic inequalities and the health inequalities that have been highlighted by the sharp impact of the pandemic on particular communities and groups. This volume speaks to the need for researchers working on race and ethnicity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic through both original research and by reflection on current policy challenges and interventions.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a themed issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

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Race and ethnicity in pandemic times
ByJohn Solomos

chapter |13 pages

Face mask symbolism in anti-Asian hate crimes

ByJingqiu Ren, Joe Feagin

chapter |10 pages

Race, police, and the pandemic: considering the role of race in public health policing

ByAdam Dunbar, Nicole E. Jones

chapter |11 pages

Racism and nationalism during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

ByAmanuel Elias, Jehonathan Ben, Fethi Mansouri, Yin Paradies

chapter |13 pages

Perceived COVID-19 health threat increases psychological distress among Black Americans

ByRyon J. Cobb, Christy L. Erving, W. Carson Byrd

chapter |17 pages

Anti-Asian discrimination and the Asian-white mental health gap during COVID-19

ByCary Wu, Yue Qian, Rima Wilkes

chapter |13 pages

How COVID-19 may alleviate the multiple marginalization of racialized migrant workers

ByMaike Isaac, Jennifer Elrick

chapter |13 pages

Rethinking refuge in the time of COVID-19

ByNasar Meer, Emma Hill, Timothy Peace, Leslie Villegas

chapter |16 pages

Has the Covid-19 pandemic undermined public support for a diverse society? Evidence from a natural experiment in Germany

ByLucas G. Drouhot, Sören Petermann, Karen Schönwälder, Steven Vertovec
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Cultures of rejection in the Covid-19 crisis

ByBenjamin Opratko, Manuela Bojadžijev, Sanja M. Bojanić, Irena Fiket, Alexander Harder, Stefan Jonsson, Mirjana Nećak, Anders Neegard, Celina Ortega Soto, Gazela Pudar Draško, Birgit Sauer, Kristina Stojanović Čehajić
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