Discourses of Covid-19 and the Political. Introduction to the Special Issue

Kutter, Amelie (with Christiane Barnickel and Elena Dück) (2024) Discourses of Covid-19 and the political. Introduction to the Special Issue. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, 16(1) 1-14; https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/journals/cadaad/volume-16-1-2024/

The contributions in this special issue explore the intersection of discourse, crises and the political during the Covid-19 pandemic. By focusing on ‘the political’, the contributors go beyond understandings of ‘politics’ as procedures and processes of decision-making. Instead, they explore the nuanced ways in which pandemic discourses shape struggles over the normalised socio-political order and its legitimate subjects.