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Performances of Closeness and the Staging of Resistance with Mainstream Music

Analyzing the Symbolism of Pandemic Skeptical Protests

Anna Schwenck

restrictions not simply as a temporary suspension of physical proximity but as an assault on social connections within what they define as the Volk (the people) and as an indicator that a new form of totalitarianism is nigh. I further focus on “performances

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Editorial

The Societal Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Explained via Three Frameworks

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

editorial of the first issue of 2020, as well as in the articles, topics related to the overwhelming impact of the emerging crisis were explored ( Van der Maesen 2020 ). In particular, reference was made to the topical performances of the federal governments

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Bullfighting in Southern France

A Dispatch from Arles

Duncan Wheeler

final corrida in Barcelona; his 2012 solo performance in the Roman amphitheater in Nimes with six bulls—the standard, although by no means unique, format for the contemporary corrida is for three matadors to kill two animals apiece—is considered the

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The effectiveness of online teaching and learning tools

Students’ perceptions of usefulness in an upper-level accounting course

Heba Abdel-Rahim

performance of students attending face-to-face classes and those attending online classes suggest the general conclusion that performance differences are not significant ( Daymont and Blau 2008 ; McFarland and Hamilton 2005 ). Subsequent research has focused

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Teaching creative careers in the pandemic

A study of digital tools used by university instructors

Bexi Perdomo, María del Carmen Llontop Castillo, and Oscar Mas

context, the description and understanding of instructors’ choices and the potential associations between those decisions and careers will be helpful when it comes to proposing evidence-based training plans suitable to improve their performance in the

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Technological Inequality and Social Exclusion of Older People during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anna Tsetoura

extent (information about) a service is provided online and how this is perceived. Transparency – indicates to what extent governments are transparent regarding: i) their own responsibilities and performance, ii) the process of service delivery and iii

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The Case of India

A Moral Foundation for the Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Society in the World's Largest Democracy

Sony Pellissery, Vijay Paul, Khushi Srivastava, and Drishti Ranjan

in Pellissery and Anand (2017) . 16 The NITI Aayog Health Index yields a composite score incorporating twenty-three indicators covering key aspects of health sector performance (overall performance). The Index is created using administrative data

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The Case of Pakistan

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Perceived Well-Being of Displaced Households

Fariya Hashmat, Ahmad Nawaz, Tony Bradley, and Asad Ghalib

associated with displacement. COVID-19 is further impacting their well-being. Their focus, confidence, and performance have been greatly affected. (Rizwan, 41 years old) There are certain challenges and problems associated with taking online classes in a

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Legacies of Leadership

Assessing Angela Merkel's Role in Foreign Relations and the European Union through a Gender-Sensitive Lens

Christiane Lemke

performance in fighting COVID-19 might be more complex. Authors such as Jennifer Piscopo have argued that there is an indirect relationship, not a strict causality, because societies capable of electing female leaders might also be the ones equipped to respond

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Introduction

Protests of Pandemic Skeptics in Germany and Austria

Antje Daniel, Anna Schwenck, and Fabian Virchow

different register, such legitimation is also sought by protesters through what she calls “performances of closeness,” that is, instances of not wearing masks, touching others physically, and collectively singing and dancing. She shows how such public