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American Quarantine

The Right to Housing in a Pandemic

Bonnie Honig

“Housing should be a human right, everybody deserves a place to live to lay their head, that sense of security.” 1 The Online Etymology Dictionary says the term “quarantine” dates back to 17th century Venice and refers to a health policy

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Quarantine and Its Malcontents

How Liberians Responded to the Ebola Epidemic Containment Measures

Umberto Pellecchia

quarantine of an entire neighbourhood such as this one as being in the interests of the wider public. Unfortunately, this event resulted in the death of the young Shakie Kamaraa, a fifteen year-old boy shot in his legs by a police officer during the protests

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On Money and Quarantine

A Self-Ethnography from Italy

Francesca Messineo

During the lockdown, I started perceiving cash as a potentially infected entity, carrying the virus on its surface. This article explores the trajectories and implications of this modified perspective on money by merging different levels of analysis. The attempt to grasp both the social and material significance of this ‘object’ will resound in personal anecdotes from my house. The self-ethnographic approach accounts also for the intimate feelings and the new gaze on money produced within me; the enthusiasm for imagining an economy driven by different rules; nostalgia for the activities I used to pay for; anxieties caused by this unprecedented health crisis; and my curiosity to observe how relationships with people and things have changed. The need to share experiences as a political statement and the desire to put fears and hopes into words guide my work.

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Ebola and Accusation

Gender and Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response

Olive Melissa Minor

deployed Sierra Leonean and foreign military personnel to direct the Ebola response, which GOSL organised into six pillars: (1) case management, (2) surveillance and quarantine, (3) safe burial, (4) logistics, (5) psychosocial support, and (6) social

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‘Atomic Bombs’ in Monrovia, Liberia

The Identity and Stigmatisation of Ebola Survivors

Emilie Venables

still in doubt of this thing. (Male survivor, Chicken Soup Factory, 67 years old) The female survivor cited below talked about how people in her community were scared of her and enforced their own 21-day period of quarantine to protect themselves against

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Engaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak

Case Studies from West Africa

Emilie Venables and Umberto Pellecchia

and community engagement; non-Ebola health-care and safe burial rituals ( Calain and Porcin 2015 ) as well as psychosocial support. As Pellecchia’s work in this issue and elsewhere discusses, other containment interventions such as mass quarantine and

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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

Jessica Brinkworth, Korinta Maldonado, Ellen Moodie, and Gilberto Rosas

. Management admitted it was ‘complex’ to track employees being tested and to follow up with those who had to be quarantined. That's when they contacted the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They then announced confidently to the local press: We

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Introduction

Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

point of comparison, my Jordanian friends and interlocutors inform me that the Kingdom initially followed what they termed the ‘Chinese model’, but with many distinctively Jordanian characteristics. In implementing quarantine measures, authorities first

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David Owen

( Beirens 2020 ), while rescue boats in the Mediterranean are denied access to Italian and Maltese ports, and refugee settlement programs have been suspended ( Lenard 2020 ). Within borders that have become instruments of quarantine, migrant workers in many

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Sharon A. Kowalsky

physical movement of scholars for research, while online teaching and gatherings have shown both the opportunities and limits of technology for transmitting knowledge and building relationships. As we sit isolated and under quarantine, the international