Postmodern Vision on COVID-19 Outbreak: A Risk Society Experience in Surakarta
- 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.076How to use a DOI?
- Risk Society, COVID-19, Postmodern, Crowdfunding, Social Movement
As postmodern emphasizes the society into a deep interpretation of individual reality, the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic should be postulated beyond review of medical sciences. Exploring that, this paper uses sociological approach to review social circumstances of risk community manifested by crowdfunding and social movement campaigning the healthy lifestyles amidst the outbreak. The emergence of online-based crowdfunding and social movement to sporadically help medical personnel get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the spread of COVID-19 which affects more than 210 countries and territories around the world. Drawing on the risk society and reflexive modernization theory proposed by Ulrich Beck, this paper aims to examine crowdfunding cooperation as strengthening public awareness of the ongoing risk due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This paper uses qualitative data derived from doctors/medical personnel, donors, founders, and promotors involved in crowdfunding and social movement projects through depth-interview and literature collected from another scientific paper. This paper examines informant’s perception of risk consciousness on that medical personnel by consolidating collective efforts in effectively supplying PPE. To this method, field research conducted in Surakarta reveals findings that doctors and medical personnel classified as most at risk to the COVID-19 transmission. They hold a profound influence on treating patients from the virus while they could be directly transmitted. There are 2 modernization stages in which Beck proposed as a theory and we used to explain the social circumstances under the COVID-19; reflex and reflection stage. Both draw the shifting period of dealing with the outbreak. This paper contributes to reaffirming socio-economic potentials in the extraordinary condition of pandemic by demonstrating that common feeling of risk and evinces the public sphere dramatically provokes to the crowdfunding motivation. The way people assume the medical personnel as a risk community finally constructs Ulrich Beck’s theory on dealing with the postmodern phenomena.
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TY - CONF AU - Muhammad Alif Alauddin AU - Faith Aqila Silmi AU - Arief Noer Prayogi AU - Yuyun Sunesti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/21 TI - Postmodern Vision on COVID-19 Outbreak: A Risk Society Experience in Surakarta BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 501 EP - 507 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.076 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.076 ID - Alauddin2020 ER -