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Sociological Research Online ; 27(3):541-549, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2064623

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This inaugural special issue of ‘Beyond the Text’ brings together a collection of visual arts (animation, creative and fine art, film, photographs, and zines) produced by children, young people, families, artists, and academics as part of co-created research during the 2020–2021 coronavirus pandemic. Our aim, in making these pieces available in this new publication format, is to illustrate the potential of visual arts as a form of co-creation and knowledge exchange which can transcend the challenges of researching ‘at a distance’, enable participants and co-researchers to share their stories, and support different ways of knowing for academic, policy, and public audiences. This is not to suggest that such methods offer transparent windows into participants’ worlds. As the reflections from the contributing authors consider, visual arts outputs leave room for audience interpretations, making them vulnerable to alternative readings, generating challenges and opportunities about how much it is possible to know about another and what is ethical to share. It is to these issues of ethics, representation, and voice that this special issue attends, reflecting on the possibilities of arts-based approaches for knowledge generation and exchange in and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

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Language Arts ; 100(1):63-67, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2058181

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Storytelling, through the visual and theatrical arts, spoken word, and written texts, has always provided a way for individuals and communities to make sense of the present moment and to envision just futures. Asian American communities throughout the nation have responded to xenophobia and racialized violence through theater, art, and collective storytelling. Here, Mehta et al share lessons from an intergenerational storytelling series designed to offer a space of safety, trust, and healing during a period marked by heightened anti-Asian xenophobia.

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Revista Latina de Comunicación Social ; - (80):475-493, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2055774

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Introducción: La presente investigación profundiza en la posible influencia de factores poco estudiados en la interacción que despiertan los vídeos de YouTube sobre dietas milagro, dado el potencial riesgo de salud pública que pueden suponer los consejos que ofrecen, especialmente para la población joven. Metodología: Se analizaron los 50 vídeos más vistos sobre dietas rápidas subidos entre enero de 2020 y junio de 2021 en español y en inglés. A través de un análisis de contenido cuantitativo se estudió la influencia de variables sobre la relación con la audiencia y la presencia en cámara, la expresión de emociones y la descripción y análisis de la dieta o producto sobre la interacción y consumo del video. Resultados: Los factores estudiados no tienen apenas efecto, como tampoco lo tuvo el idioma, en las cifras de visionados, comentarios, likes, dislikes y compartidos. Discusión: Lo anterior se interpreta como señal de un consumo acrítico e irreflexivo, lo que podría suponer riesgos si la audiencia sigue dietas o consume productos que puedan suponer un riesgo para la salud. Conclusiones: El trabajo aspiraba a abrir nuevas vías de análisis de contenidos de salud en YouTube poniendo el foco en características de los vídeos menos estudiadas en la literatura previa. A pesar de los escasos efectos observados, se plantea la necesidad de seguir abordando factores como las emociones transmitidas, el tipo de información utilizada o la actitud hacia los productos o dietas tratados.Alternate :Introduction: This research focuses on the possible influence of little-studied factors in the interaction aroused by YouTube videos on miracle diets, given the potential public health risk that the advice they offer may pose, especially for the young population. Methodology: The 50 most viewed videos on miracle diets posted between January 2020 and June 2021 in Spanish and English were analyzed. Through a quantitative content analysis, the influence of variables related to the relationship with the audience and the presence on camera, the expression of emotions and the description and analysis of the diet or product on the interaction and consumption of the video was studied. Results: The studied factors have hardly any effect, nor did the language of the video, on the numbers of views, comments, likes, dislikes and shares. Discussion: The above is interpreted as a sign of uncritical and thoughtless consumption, which could pose risks if the audience follows diets or consumes products that may pose a health risk. Conclusions: The work aspired to open new ways of analyzing health content on YouTube, focusing on characteristics of the videos less studied in the previous literature. Despite the few effects observed, there is a need to continue addressing factors such as the emotions transmitted, the type of information used or the attitude towards the products or diets treated.

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JOM ; 74(10):3666-3670, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2048538

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The first word that comes to mind is POWERFUL. The messages from the speakers and the discussions were moving, powerful, and motivating." Shared as a written comment in the follow up survey to the Fourth Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM4), this perspective reflected a common theme expressed throughout the two-day summit, co-located with the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2022). Building on the work accomplished in the previous three DMMM Summits, the 2022 iteration gave attendees the opportunity to engage in important discussions with speakers, panelists, and each other on achieving true inclusion in the workplace. Holding a DMMM Summit concurrent with a TMS annual meeting was a new twist on this signature TMS program, which had been previously organized as a standalone specialty conference. Originally slated to take place in conjunction with TMS2021, DMMM4 was included as part of annual meeting registration to provide access to members who would not typically be funded to travel to a non-technical meeting. As with everything in life, these plans changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (Online) ; 29(2):126-154, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2047019

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This paper presents how a community mobilization program to prevent suicide was adapted to an online format to accommodate the impossibility of in-person delivery in Alaska Native communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The intervention, Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide (PC CARES), was created collaboratively by researchers and Alaska Native communities with the goal of bringing community members together to create research-informed and community-led suicide prevention activities in their communities. To continue our work during the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, we adapted the PC CARES model to a synchronous remote delivery format. This shift included moving from predominantly Alaska Native participants to one of a mainly non-Native school staff audience. This required a pivot from Alaska Native self-determination toward cultural humility and community collaboration for school-based staff, with multilevel youth suicide prevention remaining the primary aim. This reorientation can offer important insight into how to build more responsive programs for those who are not from the communities they serve. Here, we provide a narrative overview of our collaborative adaptation process, illustrated by data collected during synchronous remote facilitation of the program, and reflect on how the shift in format and audience impacted program delivery and content. The adaptation process strove to maintain the core animating features of self-determination for Alaska Native communities and people as well as the translation of scientific knowledge to practice for greater impact.

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International Journal of Information, Business and Management ; 14(4):23-35, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2046877

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When compared to other traditional marketing communication tools, in today's world of emerging entertainment, event sponsorship is rapidly growing as an effective promotion catalyst. Because sponsorship helps a brand to get through the advertising clutter and target its audiences more precisely by enhancing or developing a brand image by event association (Ferrand & Pages, 1996, Shank, 1999), all while promoting the product or service and increasing sales Events could be classified as sport-related, music-related, festival-related, fine arts and trade show (Gwinner, 1997). Addressing this gap in the literature is critical, since when a customer interacts with a sponsored event, he or she might acquire cognition and attachment for both the event and the brand at the same time. [...]it is critical to investigate the concurrent roles of customers' cognition and passion for the event and the brand. [...]the primary theoretical model used in this research is Sreejesh's: [...]consumers' cognitive and emotive responses can be used to predict their views toward both events and brands.

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Academy of Marketing Studies Journal ; 26(3), 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2046487

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The effective usage of supermarkets is visible in customer care, quality control, inventory management, personalization, pricing, and fraud detection as well. During COVID time, when most of the brands were looking for social distancing options, artificial intelligence helped the brands in improving social distancing as well. [...]when it comes to marketing, branding, and communication in such a scenario, the influencers or marketing communicators would need to be and are finding themselves compelled to be from the knowledgeable and highly capable and equally ‘highly qualified and accomplished’ genre. The effective usage of supermarkets is visible in customer care, quality control, inventory management, personalization, pricing, and fraud detection as well. During COVID time, when most of the brands were looking for social distancing options, artificial intelligence helped the brands in improving social distancing as well. [...]when it comes to marketing, branding, and communication in such a scenario, the influencers or marketing communicators would need to be and are finding themselves compelled to be from the knowledgeable and highly capable and equally ‘highly qualified and accomplished’ genre.

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UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal ; 26(1):59-72, 2021.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2045923

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Home field advantage has been a commonly discussed and researched topic in sports. How much of this advantage is due to the home team's supporters' physical attendance at the game where they might encourage their team, intimidate the opponent, and influence game officials? We utilize the unique natural experiment of the COVID-19 pandemic and consider the case of American professional (NFL) and collegiate (NCAA) football to examine this question. We measure how typical spreads, relative to home teams, changed in the 2020 season compared to their historical levels, and we determine that roughly half of what football fans and analysts consider to be home field advantage emanates from spectators. Generally, the betting market was rather accurate in its predictions of how football game results would change in 2020, during the pandemic, so that wagering strategies failed when based on the betting market possibly underappreciating or overcorrecting for home field advantage without fans.

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Observatorio (OBS*) ; 16(3):34, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2045456

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The Covid-19 pandemic and the arrival of Disney + marked the second quarter of 2020 in the Spanish audiovisual market. Thus, the period of home confinement among the Spanish population coincided with the irruption of the new streaming service of one of the best-known and most loved brands worldwide. However, Netflix was the most consumed SVoD during this period.The objective of this research is to find out what the Californian company has done in communicative terms as a market leader and in the face of the need to adapt to the new circumstances of its audiences. The results show how Netflix Spain has integrated COVID-19 in its social media strategy in the pass between the lockdown and maximum consumption to a progressive lessening of social restrictions. The content analysis of Twitter and Instagram found 121 messages regarding pandemic (from a total of 1380). Netflix employed Twitter to connect with its audiences with humor, proximity and information, using taboos in the hardest moments, and an increased frequency of publications as the health situation improved. On the contrary, on Instagram there was no specific strategy, but imitation of the practices on Twitter and scarce references to COVID. Besides, there has been an evolution of the messages more or less parallel to the public health changes, choosing a strategy of proximity with the users, and with a communication closer to an influencer rather than a company.Alternate :La pandemia del Covid-19 y la llegada de Disney + marcaron el segundo trimestre de 2020 en el mercado audiovisual español. De modo que, el periodo de confinamiento domiciliario entre la población española coincidió con la irrupción del nuevo servicio streaming de una de las marcas más conocidas y queridas a nivel mundial. Sin embargo, Netflix fue el SVoD más consumido durante este periodo. El objetivo de esta investigación es conocer qué ha hecho la compañía californiana en términos comunicativos como líder del mercado y ante la necesidad de adaptarse a las nuevas circunstancias de sus públicos. Los resultados muestran cómo Netflix España haintegrado el COVID-19 en su estrategia en redes sociales en el paso de una etapa de máximo consumo y población confinada al progresivo levantamiento de las restricciones y con la producción parada por la crisis sanitaria. El análisis de contenido de Twitter e Instagram halló 121 mensajes (de 1380) sobre la pandemia. Netflix empleó Twitter para conectar a través del humor y el factor proximidad además de informar, con tabúes en los momentos más duros y una mayor presencia a medida que la situación sanitaria mejoraba. Por el contrario, en Instagram no se percibe una estrategia propia, sino heredada de Twitter y con escasas referencias a la pandemia. Se aprecia una evolución de los mensajes de Netflix a medida que cambia la situación sanitaria, con una estrategia de proximidad con los usuarios, más cercana a la de un influencer que a la de una empresa.

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Dalhousie Law Journal ; 45(2):1-32, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2045069

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The shift to online hearings in many jurisdictions generated new avenues for public access but also raised concerns for the privacy and security of individuals, and for the administration of justice. [...]the conditions for accessing those hearings should reflect the different concerns that arise at the trial and appellate levels. [...]courts should strive to harmonize their approach to make it easier for members of the public to navigate the justice system. [...]the second aspect of the open court principle is the presumptive accessibility of court information, including court records as well as hearing schedules, procedures, and decisions, also called "information transparency.

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Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies ; 6(1):109-131, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2040587

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, Over the Platforms (OTT) such as Netflix and Amazon multiplied their streaming and eased access to foreign content in India. The hybridity and transnational nature of the digital spaces allowed the audience to consume foreign content beyond the geographies of language and culture. This article aims to analyze the reception and perception of Iranian films in India during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study posits that the shift in the reception of Iranian film in India during the Covid-19 pandemic constructed a positive perception of Iran among the Indian audience. By applying the reception analysis and qualitative content analysis theories, the paper interrogates the way in which film acts as an agency to produce the perception of Iran as a nation among the Indian Audience. For the collection of data, the existing literature has been used. Furthermore, a purposive sample survey among Iranian film lovers had been conducted. The paper also carries a content analysis of the posts, comments, and reviews about Iranian films on social media pages. Iranian films have influenced the Indian audience to such a level that 80% of the respondents want to visit Iran once in a lifetime.

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Independent Journal of Management and Production ; 13(4):s560-s568, 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2025737

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Public demand in recent decades for healthy lifestyles, improving its quality and preservation of active longevity has found an echo in the form of the dynamic development of the global fitness industry. Our country is no exception and since the 1990's, domestic fitness has made a rapid spurt from zero position: according to the national community of professional participants of sport and fitness industry, fitness in Russia engages regularly up to 7 million people. The paper presents the author's statement of possible scenarios for the development of the fitness industry highlighting the factors that can transform consumer demands in post-covid economy. The hypothesis is put forward that the competitiveness and economic stability of fitness clubs in the medium term will be determined by the level of customer retention rate and by increasing their loyalty, the effective formation of which is possible by stimulating through marketing communications a positive mental and emotional response in target audiences to the potential and actual satisfaction of certain primary biological needs through fitness services. To prove the hypothesis the corresponding methodology of fitness club brand design based on the emotional approach of M. Lindstrom and K. Roberts was developed. Its verification and testing was carried out. The results obtained testify to the correctness of the author's statements and actualize the continuation of research in the field of emotional branding.

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BMJ Leader ; 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2020224

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ObjectiveTo report the experience of technology-enabling organisation and deployment of a large-scale free online scientific event about COVID-19, and to share leadership lessons learnt.MethodsThe ‘First Brazilian Congress of Clinical Evidence on COVID-19’ took place between 3 May and 7 May 2021 and was hosted by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, one of Brazil’s top federal universities. Online platforms and a website were used for registration, as well as live transmission of the event, such as Zoom, YouTube and Even. A Situational Leadership framework was used to lead the team. Participants’ satisfaction was evaluated through an online questionnaire.ResultsThere were overall 27 000 registrations. The transmission reached over 97 100 views, from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and the UK. Conference’s topics included the whole COVID-19 ‘system of care’. Speakers and moderators from all over Brazil and abroad were chosen according to their expertise on COVID-19 and on evidence-based medicine. Video testimonies were presented between sessions from people who could not work from home about what touched their heart during the pandemic. Accessibility was ensured through simultaneous translation to Brazilian sign language. From 2228 respondents of the satisfaction assessment questionnaire, 97.4% reported their expectations to be exceeded and 86.8% reported acquiring new knowledge about COVID-19.ConclusionThis experience showed that leadership, teamwork, motivation and technology enabled the dissemination of accessible scientific evidence on COVID-19 to a large audience through a free online event. Lessons learnt may be useful for the post-pandemic, for new-waves, as well as recovery.

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TEM Journal ; 11(2):651-657, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2012721
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Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits ; 16(2):74-85, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2012574

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Health information needs to be accessible to all people, especially in emergencies and critical times of need such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Health information needs to be designed to meet the needs of a broad range of people, including Deaf and hard of hearing people who use American Sign Language. An Inclusive Design Thinking framework provides the process and structure for collaborative teams to work together to produce solutions that meet the needs of diverse audiences, including people with disabilities. Design Thinking is a human-centered problem-solving method that puts users at the center of the design process. Inclusive Design Thinking includes the end users throughout the design process, considers barriers users may face when accessing information, and seeks to remove these barriers through information design that is accessible to the intended audience. This case study provides the details of a collaborative effort by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), ASL interpreters, Deaf and hard of hearing community members and advocates, and other community members to design and disseminate health information during the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing health literacy and digital accessibility best practices.

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Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits ; 16(2):16-44, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2012486

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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have been identified as particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. Besides susceptibility to viral threats, adults with IDD often find it difficult to make the changes in behavior and routine that are necessary to minimize risks of exposure and infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is concerned that individuals with developmental disabilities receive vital guidance in a format they could understand. The CDC engaged the team at Georgia Tools for Life at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech to conduct a rapid assessment as to whether current CDC guidance addressed the unique communication differences that such individuals may require and to suggest ways to improve this communication. A Rapid Needs Assessment study was conducted that involved interviews with six adults with IDD. These sessions asked them to interact with CDC's COVID-19 materials. The team collected feedback on ease of reading, comprehension ability, formatting, and use of images. In addition, a set of group interviews with four care providers was completed, collecting feedback on the same issues and materials. When shown a CDC COVID-19 webpage, individual participants with IDD reported having difficulties reading and understanding the content due to unfamiliar vocabulary, lengthy and complex sentences, and dense text. Both caregivers and individuals with IDD suggested that documents should present simpler words and less text and raised questions regarding the effectiveness of use of images in such guidance. Individual comments helped researchers shape recommendations for production of more appropriate documents.

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Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits ; 16(2):111-126, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2012292

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In July 2020, the CDC Foundation partnered with the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at the Georgia Institute of Technology to deliver critical COVID-19 guidance to people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. The project made information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accessible for audiences with vision and hearing disabilities and extremely low literacy levels. The dissemination challenge was communicating the availability of the products in digital and embossed Braille, American Sign Language videos, and simplified text products to the intended users. Working with the American Association on Health and Disability, a project partner, CIDI constructed a network of organizations to disseminate information about project services through virtual speaking appearances, webinars, and social media messaging to organizations that reach the intended audiences. The accessible products are distributed to the target audiences through a website and key partnerships for the physical distribution of embossed braille products.

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Professional Safety ; 67(9):43, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2012063

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While exhausting, my personal experience gave me opportunities to better understand how the type of communication I used could impact the perception of my audience on the receiving end, I specifically remember communicating messages that built trust (e.g., "we want to protect you and your family") and at the same time created uncertainty (e.g., "we do not know what the future looks like"). [...]Geller emphasizes that it is imperative to establish interpersonal communication- communication between individuals, which is foundational in a relationship. If you think about the concept of psychological safety-the ability to show and employ one's authentic self without fear of negative consequences to self-image, status or career-you can see how transparent communication not only creates the space for employees to feel psychologically safe, but also that it perpetuates the environment to practice it (Geller, 2022).

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Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits ; 16(2):IX-XII, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2011526

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[...]the authors conducted group interviews with caregivers of the adults with l/DD. [...]in this section, Norah Sinclair, Sheryl Ballenger, and Maureen Linden's article, Inclusive Design Thinking for Health Messaging in American Sign Language during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study Brief, provides a case study highlighting an inclusive design thinking framework that supported the development of accessible, culturally relevant COVID-19 materials for ASL speakers. [...]it identified additional gaps in COVID-19 information (e.g., adaptations to face masks for people with various disabilities), conducted a webinar series on these topics, and engaged in extensive dissemination of the products produced. [...]Johan Rempel discusses The Importance of Braille During a Pandemic and Beyond.

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Comparative Sociology ; 21(4):395, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2011311

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This article focuses on the experiences of artistic performers in Turkey from a primarily interactionist theoretical stance and aims to explore how they have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The lockdown policies implemented in Turkey have had dire consequences for these performers, exposing them to a new social position of insecurity and uncertainty. They have suffered not only from a lack of economic resources but also of the social interaction that in prior circumstances provided them with the grounds upon which they construct and present their social self. The findings of the study show that the closures of performance spaces fractured the day-to-day routines that would normally provide them with a secure social self since they lacked the ground (the physical stage) through which they have physical interaction with others (their audiences). The narratives in the study demonstrate that not being able to be on-stage endangered the process of the social construction of the self as performers and that they sought new ways of reconstituting the performer-audience interaction in order to ease the negative effects of the pandemic conditions and to secure their selves.

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