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COVID and the Era of Emergencies

What Type of Freedom is at Stake?

Danielle Celermajer and Dalia Nassar

’ principal value lies in their enabling the relations that form the foundation for robust political participation. To explicate our case, we offer a concrete example of acting in concert in the political context of contemporary Germany. By focusing on

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Familial Intimacy and the ‘Thing’ between Us

Cuddle Curtains and Desires for Detached Relationality in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Andreas Streinzer, Almut Poppinga, Carolin Zieringer, Anna Wanka, and Georg Marx

video was Antony Cauvin, the creator of what the media termed ‘the cuddle curtain’, and his creation and hug was shared hundreds of thousands of times ( Cauvin 2020 ). Our research team members observed in Austria, Germany and Switzerland how the display

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Tourism and COVID-19

Intimacy Transformed or Intimacy Interrupted?

Hazel Andrews

and Couzens 2020 ) An analogous scenario is unfolding across the Bay of Palma in the German-dominated resort of S'Arenal, which has a similar party scene to that of Magaluf with the infamous Ballermann (the name given to the main party place of S

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Physically Distant – Socially Intimate

Reflecting on Public Performances of Resistance in a Pandemic Situation

Marion Hamm

daily life, a commitment grounded in a radical history. Jane and Yonka grew up and studied in Germany, and work in Austria. For Jane, the Partisans, their history and those who remember them are part of her chosen daily life in Italy. She is acutely

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Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins

lacquer an intimately scored socio-spatial terrain. Of course, epidemiological nationalism did not emerge everywhere, nor everywhere in the same ways. From the role of German Bundesländer to targeted restrictions on certain cities and regions, many

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Andrew Dawson

Second World War comparisons that have been aplenty in the United Kingdom ( Tisdall 2020 ), it appears akin to Germany's pathetic gesture of air dropping medals to its supply-starved soldiers on the Eastern Front. Surely health-care workers need PPEs more

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Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

Danish-German border region, from which is derived songs with more militant and nationalist prose, some of which are slowly effaced year by year while new songs are added. The resurfacing of the Songbook has many merits. I agree. But rituals or the

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Spatio-Temporal Translations

Practices of Intimacy under Absence

Erica Baffelli and Frederik Schröer

situations like these that the utter helplessness of distance is the most terrible. In the matter of a few days, both countries where we live (Germany and the United Kingdom) went into lockdown, schools closed, our institutions shut down and teaching was

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Michael Herzfeld

't happen here’ is the usual response to any talk of coups, pogroms and concentration camps. But as the son of refugees from Nazi Germany, and – perhaps consequently – as an anthropologist, I am aware that racism can happen anywhere, and especially when

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A World of Touch in a No-Touch Pandemic

Living with Dementia in a Care Facility during COVID-19

Cristina Douglas

.1177/096973309600300209 . 10.1177/096973309600300209 Taylor , J. ( 2010 ), ‘ On Recognition, Caring, and Dementia ’, in Care in Practice: On Tinkering in Clinics, Homes and Farms , (eds) A. Mol , I. Moser and J. Pols ( Bielefeld, Germany : Transcript ), 27