The untouchables : covid, touch aversion & discrimination
In a world where we are less willing to touch others, will we slowly become more xenophobic, discriminatory & bigoted, despite our best intentions?
Will touch aversion have a corrosive effect on social relations, when the acute threat of COVID-19 has dissipated? Manos Tsakiris writes about the long history of prejudice associated with touch, disgust & the politics of discrimination, in this essay for Psyche from Aeon. You can read the full article here : https://psyche.co/ideas/the-behavioural-immune-system-protects-us-but-at-what-cost