Professor Michael Ryan’s new book on Covid-19 has been published by Routledge

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Dr. Michael Ryan (Assistant Professor of Sociology) has written a new book (with Serena Nanda) entitled COVID-19: Social Inequalities and Human Possibilities. The book examines the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals, communities, and countries, a fact seldom acknowledged and often suppressed or invisible. Taking a global approach, this book demonstrates how the impact of the pandemic has differed as a result of social inequalities, such as economic development, social class, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, age, and access to health care and education.

Along with the other titles in Routledge’s The COVID-19 Pandemic series (edited by Dr. Ryan), this book represents a timely and critical advance in knowledge related to what many believe to be the greatest threat to global ways of being in more than a century. COVID-19: Social Inequalities and Human Possibilities is therefore indispensable for academics, researchers, and students as well as activists and policy makers interested in understanding the social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and eradicating the inequalities it has exacerbated. The book is available here 

The book has gotten pretty good reviews, below are some of them:

‘You hold in your hands a tour de force. Ryan and Nanda have crafted what feels like a GPS for our time, thoughtfully and carefully leading us through this anxious, dark, and confusing labyrinth in our social history, alerting us to existing landmines and waking us up to ones of our own creation. Yet they manage to do this with profound curiosity and care, and their sociological analysis provides much needed light to vanquish the darkness.’

Deborah J. Cohan, Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina Beaufort

‘After Ryan’s two successful edited volumes on COVID-19, he has teamed up with Serena Nanda to deliver this remarkably powerful book on the impact of COVID-19 on social (global, local, digital) inequalities and human capabilities. It is a tale of pandemic inequalities, but also a plea for (re-)building a post-pandemic world.’

Sari Hanafi, President, International Sociological Association