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‘Everybody's Always Here with Me!’

Pandemic Proximity and the Lockdown Family

Hannah McNeilly and Koreen M. Reece

explained that she and her husband were separating, but that he had had to delay moving out because of the lockdown. When the schools closed, just a week before our interview, they found themselves stuck in the house together with their two school

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Simone Carter, Izzy Scott Moncrieff, Pierre Z. Akilimali, Dieudonné Mwamba Kazadi, and Karen A. Grépin

measures, job losses and restrictions on movement were cited as the main explanations for the increase in pregnancies, as men and women spent more time together at home. In addition, school closures removed the structured environment that generally ensured

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Pandemic Passages

An Anthropological Account of Life and Liminality during COVID-19

Genevieve Bell

businesses, schools, temples, shops, even whole cities and, in some places, countries. And it is still going. Everyone will have a story about how the COVID- 19 pandemic arrived into their consciousness and then into their lives. My story unfolds primarily

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The Nuclear/Nuclear Family

Moralities of Intimacy under COVID-19

Petra Tjitske Kalshoven

support. Its managers serve as governors on school boards and help manage cultural organisations. The nuclear industry has shaped and served the region for decades. This does not mean there are no fissures running along nuclear fault lines: local pride in

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Beyond the Edges of the Screen

Longing for the Physical ‘Spaces Between’

Alyssa Grossman and Selena Kimball

Department of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design] to think through the changes we had undergone as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were asked to speak about three of the most profound things we had learned or experienced over the past few months. I

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Andrew Dawson

. Bureaucratise and larrikinism – concealed and represented became one! This took place at the very moment when the individualism that as a citizen of the United Kingdom I had been schooled into believing was intrinsic to Britishness appeared to manifest as

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Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

being able to withdraw, trim our gardens, refine our sourdough, read, reflect, knit and home-school, while others less fortunate are rendered precariously mobile with few or no safe space for retreat. Do they sing? As proximity and intimacy are

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Spatio-Temporal Translations

Practices of Intimacy under Absence

Erica Baffelli and Frederik Schröer

. Frederik: A. and I have booked a weekend in Venice in early April. … I'm more worried about that. Erica: April should be fine, I hope. In late February, Frederik was attending a Winter School in India and Erica was about to fly to Sweden for a PhD

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Ladies Selling Breakfast

COVID-19 Disruption of Intimate Socialities among Street-Engaged Food Traders in Ho Chi Minh City

Ngoc-Bich Pham, Hong-Xoan Nguyen, and Catherine Earl

connection. HCMC people typically take breakfast outside at pavement stalls near their home: they are prevalent, convenient, inexpensive and reliable. To meet the demand, a diversity of food micro-businesses have popped up in residential areas near schools or

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Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

on ‘Panopticism’ and the birth of the prison with an extended description of early modern quarantine procedures. For one thing, carceral institutions like prisons, schools and factories themselves have again become primary sites of infection. More