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COVID-19 and Uncertain Intimacy

State–Society Relations in Urban China and Beyond

Jialing Luo

Wu describes as ‘a governable society’ ( 2002: 1080 ). This phenomenon, viewed from the West, would be understood as intrusive and authoritarian. Yet it would be simplistic to suggest that organisations like the Residents’ Committees would be largely

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Alone Together

Intimacy and Semi-Mobility during Ho Chi Minh City's Lockdown

Van Minh Nguyen

. Rydstrøm , (eds) ( 2004 ), Gender Practices in Contemporary Vietnam ( Singapore : Singapore University Press ). Earl , C. ( 2020 ), ‘ Living with Authoritarianism: Ho Chi Minh City during COVID-19 Lockdown ’, City & Society 32 , no. 1 , doi: 10

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Andrew Dawson

dangerous hedonism. Likewise, it took place at the moment when the reason and democratic ethos that I had also been schooled into believing were intrinsic to Britishness appeared to be undermined by wartime nostalgia and authoritarianism (especially in the

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Marla Frederick, Yunus Doğan Telliel, and Heather Mellquist Lehto

, as the antithesis of the state. In the Turkish context, it is this perspective that underlies President Erdoğan's authoritarian policies against Kurdish politicians and human rights activists. Furthermore, the eclipse of liberal globalism is seen not