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‘No Virus Is Stronger than Our Unity’

Shifting Forms of Governmental Intimacies during COVID-19

Senem Kaptan

political one at the same time. Gifting as a Patriotic Duty Shortly before the arrival of the first governmental letter to households across Turkey, the country's president announced that he was initiating a public fundraising campaign called ‘We Are

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Pandemic Passages

An Anthropological Account of Life and Liminality during COVID-19

Genevieve Bell

Go Virtual amid Coronavirus ’, Al Jazeera , 24 May , . Noguchi , Y. ( 2020 ), ‘ Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting, and

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Nadeem Malik

they have to protect their bottom line: money and influence. ‘We know the coronavirus pandemic is a global health issue, but religious duties cannot be abandoned,’ said Maulana Ataullah Hazravi, a Karachi-based cleric. And, he added, ‘mosques depend

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

Mission has been further enacted, nationally, through a series of codified waste management rules. They integrate new priorities associated with the urban growth (like plastic, e-waste, construction debris) and institutionalize ubiquitous operative ‘duties

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Islamic Biopolitics during Pandemics in Russia

Intertextuality of Religious, Medical and Political Discourses

Sofya A. Ragozina

in the community. Here the community means not the Ummah but the Motherland – and religious duties overlap political obligations, while patriotic discourse is integrated into the religious one. The metaphor of plague was used to show the victory

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Child Protection Social Work in COVID-19

Reflections on Home Visits and Digital Intimacy

Sarah Pink, Harry Ferguson, and Laura Kelly

measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, their association with the concept of home is complex. Working from home can involve attempting to undertake professional duties in a spatial environment where the feelings, routines and intimacies that constitute both

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The Pandemic of Productivity

The Work of Home and the Work from Home

Suchismita Chattopadhyay

home as a space for rejuvenation and intimacy transforms into an endless and repetitive saga of chores bound by a sense of duty. The Work from Home One of the buzzwords that has characterised this lockdown has been ‘productivity’. As people

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Fieldwork through the Zoomiverse

Sensing Uganda in a Time of Immobility

Richard Vokes and Gertrude Atukunda

with parenting duties, and with the death of loved ones. And over the years, all of these things have also acted as catalysts for our greater use of online methods. Reflecting these experiences, by the time of the COVID-19 lockdown in Uganda we had

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Scientific Intimacy

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

Elżbieta Drążkiewicz

to their desks to fulfil their duties. In the following weeks, I had the opportunity to attend more of these meetings. Things did not change. I still could not get excited about the surveillance data, about the repetitive tables and charts

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

the president to the people of Turkey and delivered directly to their homes. The style of the letters was patriotic and motivational, reminding citizens of their national duties in pandemic times. Reflecting the qualities of a thank-you gift, the