Trayectorias Humanas Trascontinentales is the scientific digital journal of the International Network Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean (ALEC) “Territories, Vulnerable Populations and Public Policies” whose headquarters are at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the University of Limoges (France).
The declaration of pandemic made on March 11st of 2020 by the World Health Organization due to the outbreak of the SARS Cov2 virus implied defining a series of recommendations to the countries to try to mitigate the level of contagion without border control. The measures to be taken were defined as social distancing, use of masks, avoidance of physical contact between people, confinement, total closure of activities of any other kind involving conglomerations in closed spaces and more.
The sudden transformation of the order of things, then, implied looking at the Covid-19 phenomenon from a sociological and anthropological perspective to analyze the new forms of adjustment and adaptation of social relations, as well as the total of collective practices in each context. Works such as "Wuhan Soup", "The Cruel Pedagogy of the Virus" and some other as l as profound and harsh as others analyses published at that juncture provided a series of keys to account for the transformations and crises of "normality".
Now, after more than a year and a half of fluctuating waves of recovery and encirclement, we return to the questions that other works inspire. For example, the book "Posnormales" by Esteban Rodriguez and others that propose legitimate reflections on post-quarantine scenarios. Also, Miguel Wiñazki's work "La posnormalidad: Filosofía y esperanza del fin del mundo" (Postnormality: Philosophy and hope for the end of the world) offers reflections that encourage us to ask ourselves what is next for the world after the new normality.
This position was taken up by institutions such as UNESCO, the ILO and some International Human Rights Organizations with the aim of making visible the new favorable conditions, as well as new risks, in the context of the post-COVID19 crisis. The distinctive feature of this approach is the impossibility of returning to an immediate past prior to the crisis. Whether due to the detonation of new risks, the aggravation of old conflicts or the emergence of new opportunities, there is a more or less structured consensus on new scenarios that need to be discussed.
In this issue of TraHs we ask ourselves the same questions on the hypothetical eve of a definitive post-pandemic social organization. However, we focus our attention on three scenarios: Human Rights, Employment and Territories.