, not only posing a danger to their health, but also affecting their social relationships and financial situations. While it is hard to predict whether the coronavirus pandemic will indeed become the generational experience some are predicting it will be
Advice on Digital Ethnography for the Pandemic Times
Corporeality, Relationality, Temporality
Lydia Maria Arantes
In this article, I enquire in which ways the corona-induced lockdown in Austria has reshaped intimacy in our household by scrutinising my husband’s sourdough bread-making journey. As physical distancing has thrown us back onto ourselves, my field of research is equivalent to that which is immediately available – our everyday life within the confines of domestic space, at times expanded via digital technologies. My elaborations are based on my (research) diary in which I usually conflate personal and research-related aspects of my everyday life. As, during lockdown, (entries on) bread-making and caring for sourdoughs came to play an important role, I became inspired to unfold issues of corporeality, relationality and temporality with regard to newly developing intimacies, interdependencies and modes of knowing.
Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India
ubiquity of the coronavirus pandemic – through its concurrence across worlds where the work of waste is differentially valorised and technologised – makes visible some of the similar operational risks, and physical health hazards of handling waste ( Nagle