Call for Book Chapters: "Health Emergencies and State Response: The Impact of Pandemic on South Asian Communities."
Vernon Press invites book chapters for an edited volume on the subject of "Health Emergencies and State Response: The Impact of Pandemic on South Asian Communities."
In South Asian communities, the COVID-19 pandemic had an adverse effect due to the high density of the population, lack of medical facilities, and availability of information to take precaution from being infected. There is also a huge population that is dependent on migration, sex work and unorganized labour who are at greater risk in terms of availability of health facilities and for losing economic security.
This volume will aim to analyze and understand health emergencies in South Asian communities including countries like- India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Maldives. To what extent these countries have been affected by the pandemic and in what ways people at the grassroot-level have undergone 'transformation' in their lives and living strategies? If at all, do people have any 'hope' in their health system, public policies, government regulations and civil-society organization? In what ways the different sections of South Asian communities have tried to help the 'common people' and what has been the place of the 'common people' in this sphere of 'transformation'? This volume will seek to understand health emergencies and the place of the common people, the concept of 'hope' and 'transformation' and how South Asian communities combat health emergencies.
If you are interested in contributing to the edited volume, please submit your proposal (500-700 words), and biography (100 words) by March 24, 2023 to the book editor, Dr. Kasi Eswarappa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This proposal is due on March 24th 2023.
Page last updated on March 3rd 2023. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.