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Cabin Fever: Surviving Lockdown in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Paul Crawford
The University of Nottingham, UK

Jamie Orion Crawford
Senior Data Analyst, Canada


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Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781800713550
Published:
18 Mar 2021
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
180 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
SocietyNow
This fascinating and timely book examines the distressing psychological syndrome of 'cabin fever' in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the greatest confinement of people to their homes in history, offering antidotes for it. Exploring the definitions and social and cultural history of cabin fever, a condition provoked by prolonged isolation, the book will be of interest to anyone concerned about the impact of current or any future pandemic lockdowns, prison life, remote living, or even travelling to Mars.
Chapter 1. The Greatest Confinement 
Chapter 2. A Brief History of Cabin Fever 
Chapter 3. Cabin Fever Cases 
Chapter 4. Antidotes to Cabin Fever 
Chapter 5. Conclusion
Paul Crawford is Professor of Health Humanities at the University of Nottingham, UK. His many publications include Florence Nightingale at Home (2020), The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities (2020) and Humiliation (Emerald, 2019). He is the editor of the Emerald ‘Arts for Health’ series and directs the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society for Public Health. 

Jamie Orion Crawford is a data analyst and researcher based in Montreal, Canada. He has contributed editorial advice to various publications including The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities (ed. Crawford et al, 2020).
‘Reading this book pulled me out of the particulars of my lockdown woes and gave me a much deeper cultural and historical frame for our current predicaments. I left buoyed, alive, and clear that we are not alone. We have been in difficult situations like this before, and Cabin Fever shows us how we can navigate them not only with the resources of science, but, also, and refreshingly, with the arts, humanities, and just plain good writing.’ - Bradley Lewis, Gallatin School, New York University, USA

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