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Fearful Intimacies

COVID-19 and the Reshaping of Human–Microbial Relations

Carmen McLeod, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, and Brigitte Nerlich

invasion ( Otis 1999 ). Drawing on the work of Martina King, James Stark and Catherine Stones (2019: 289) argue that ‘the longstanding stereotype of the evil, menacing, invading, anthropomorphic germ’ was in place by 1900. 2 In the following decades

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Scientific Intimacy

The Changing Relationship with Medical Data at the Time of COVID-19 pandemic

Elżbieta Drążkiewicz

include migrant populations), the advert resonated with national self-stereotypes describing the Irish as rebellious and resilient yet kind, decent and caring about one another. It played out family values through evoking Sunday dinners. Through bringing

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Staying Tuned

Connections beyond ‘the Field’

Geoffrey Hughes and Anna-Maria Walter

, fluidity and liquidity—of online ethnographic encounters may distort our understandings of modes of sociality unfolding in more stereotypical ethnographic spaces, just as first impressions of a person can be misleading. To illustrate the pitfalls of

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“It's a Big Umbrella”

Uncertainty, Pentecostalism, and the Integration of Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Immigrants in Johannesburg, South Africa

Tinashe Chimbidzikai

, like Zimbabwean migrants, to deal with sociocultural, economic, and political forces that produce the adversities they experience. Pentecostalism challenges stereotypes and visual representations, which portray survival migrants as essentialized

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Anthropology from Home

Advice on Digital Ethnography for the Pandemic Times

Magdalena Góralska

; Nardi 1996 ), digital fieldwork is still the subject of various stereotypes amongst anthropologists as well as other social scientists. Except for the most common remark that the online field site is not as valuable as the offline one as it does not

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Michael Herzfeld

starts making statements that suggest that discretion is no longer necessary and that it is now acceptable – even if with a certain sly indirection – to invoke racist and sexist stereotypes in political speech? If the first case is represented by harsh

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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

(p. 126–127). Diviners produce their counterfeit legitimacy, as it were, by harnessing the qualities of the two apparently opposite stereotypes into which they are often classed. As Li shows, Chinese consider that “people smart” diviners draw upon

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Eluding the Esculacho

A Masculinities Perspective on the Enduring Warrior Ethos of Rio de Janeiro's Police

Celina Myrann Sørbøe

, and maintain their authority, stimulates behaviors such as suspiciousness and stereotyping based on appearance in order to deal with insecurities in interactions with strangers in the streets (see also Paoline 2003 ). Police officers that patrol Rio

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

's discussion of the argument that those who turned to terrorism were mentally ill, without really contextualizing this gender stereotype. Nagy does not endorse this hypothesis, but in simply presenting it, she legitimizes it. Such an argument comes close to

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Silence Sits in Places

Chronic Illness and Memory in Northern Morocco

Federico Reginato

history of anti-colonial revolt and then to the recent time of post-colonial Morocco ( Ayache 1981 ; Montagne 1954 ; Rachik 1990 ), the Rif was described in media, political and sociological discourses as a characteristic – almost stereotypical – place