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NEW PROJECT ALERT! Introducing the Gender and Covid-19 Reading List. I've pulled together readings to help us keep track of how old scripts about gender rewrite themselves in the age of pandemic.

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Amartya Sen long ago pointed out that in democracies with a free media, governments face a powerful public incentive to respond effectively to emerging famines, and to prevent them.
In contrast, in authoritarian regimes officials often covered up incipient famines...
..., in part because of the poor incentive structures of officials to report supply insufficiencies (e.g. during the Great Leap Forward famine in China in 1958-61). The case of infectious diseases is a different one but raises some related issues. Early warning and response...
...may be impeded (as in China and Iran) even if subsequent responses *might* potentially be more decisive and comprehensive than in democracies (as in China), although contrarily Italy was a case where there was a slightly slower response than there might have been initially..
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This #ManufactureOfDoubt script has been used by the #formulaindustry from the very beginning. You can see it from 19th century advertisements through today. The script is a #social one, exactly as @prof_goldberg says - and where #culturalideologies & #politicaleconomy intersect.
Perfect for some #anthropological analysis. In case of #formulamarketing, the social script for #ManufactureofDoubt exploits & enhances existing #culturalideologies of anxiety abt #breastfeeding which have been around since late 19th cent among white, upper class women & spread
#Biomedicalization of #childbirth & #infantfeeding played a key part in deepening these anxieties & facilitated the #normalization of #infantformula by mid 20th cent, esp via medical experts & hospital practices that entailed routine separation & scheduled feeding
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