In 1989, Professor Charles Rosenberg published a seminal paper in the American Academy of Arts & Science journal—What is an Epidemic? AIDS in Historical Perspective.
Prof. Rosenberg mentioned in the paper that epidemics and pandemics could be extraordinary sampling devices for Social Scientists and Historians. Structural analysis of such events can reveal some fundamental behaviours of a society. He proposed that as a social phenomenon, an epidemic has a dramaturgic form. While analyzing the form, I’ve found that an epidemic or a pandemic always begins with a small act, ignorance!
In this graphic essay, I am doing an imaginary conversation with Professor Rosenberg to understand the current COVID-19 pandemic in the light of his theory.
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