Society After COVID-19: An Editorial Note


  • Elena Esposito Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany) and Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna (Italy)
  • David Stark Department of Sociology, Columbia University; Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodology, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
  • Flaminio Squazzoni Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan



COVID-19, pandemic, sociology, longer-term consequences


This editorial note turns the attention of sociology to the immediate and pressing present of the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of understanding the potentially long-term consequences of this extraordinary moment. We suggest to focus on important topics such as the meaning of social change related to COVID-19, the newly emerging social practices due to lockdown measures, the emotional and cognitive impact of the absence of important social rituals, and the political and social effects of enhanced surveillance in our societies. We offer Sociologica as an open forum to host contributions on these topics or on other research questions connected with the COVID-19 crisis.




How to Cite

Esposito, E., Stark, D., & Squazzoni, F. (2020). Society After COVID-19: An Editorial Note. Sociologica, 14(1), 1–2.



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