COVID, Social Enterprises and Communities

This is the paper I presented on FRI 01 OCT 2021 to the Launch Conference of the Scottish Centre for Social Justice at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. This contribution projects that many now writing about an emerging new 21 ACTUAL SCSJ COVID and Communities.O01   period of ‘post neoliberalism’ are really describing higher level activity rather than recognising the detailed focus of better resourced, especially ethnographic research approaches which are gathering smaller scale evidence of changes at community level. While several studies write at a higher level on COVID and community as almost inter-changeable, those from LSE, the Lottery’s Big Local 150 areas and directly from individual social enterprises and community groups show the emergence of new patterns of behaviour, many generated through COVID restrictions

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