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Michael Herzfeld

these former peasants as condemned by their karma to a permanent inferiority. When people pursue only self-interest, they create the conditions under which racism and classism become acceptable. Self-interest is also blind to the future: ‘It can

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Pandemic Passages

An Anthropological Account of Life and Liminality during COVID-19

Genevieve Bell

the pervasive xenophobia and anti-Chinese racism have all characterised this moment: In the third phase (reaggregration or reincorporation) the passage is consummated. The ritual subject, individual or corporate, is in a relatively stable state

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Protesting in Pandemic Times

COVID-19, Public Health, and Black Lives Matter

Binoy Kampmark

a global protest movement reflecting upon “a history of systemic racism and police brutality” ( Ramsden 2020 ). In so doing, it also emboldened protesters to seize the chance to draw attention to broader social ills, despite the fears and risks

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Babies and Boomers

Intergenerational Democracy and the Political Epidemiology of COVID-19

Toby Rollo

erasure, yet they do not suffer from the risks of structural domination and erasure. Just as racism is defined as the combination of racial prejudice and institutional power, likewise, childism is distinct from ageism in that children are permanently and

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Jodi Dean

, the ever-increasing numbers of cases and deaths, the collapse of the economy as millions became unemployed, and the relentless systemic racism inundated the country in waves of fear and despair. Required to shelter in place and suspecting that any

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Shobita Parthasarathy

it spends 500 times more on genetics research as on structural racism and its impacts on health ( Krieger 2005 ). This is not surprising in a system where scientists drive funding priorities, and where investigators from historically disadvantaged

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Marcos S. Scauso, Garrett FitzGerald, Arlene B. Tickner, Navnita Chadha Behera, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, and Kosuke Shimizu

.” Transmodernity 1 ( 3 ): 88 – 104 . Grosfoguel , Ramón . 2015 . “ Epistemic Racism/Sexism, Westernized Universities and the Four Genocides/Epistemicides of the Long Sixteenth Century .” In Eurocentism, Racism and Knowledge: Debates on History and Power

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Ethnographic witnessing

Or, hope is the first anthropological emotion

Carole McGranahan

in the United States, people are angry. They are angry and scared about the pandemic. People are angry at political leaders for ineffective, unethical responses to the pandemic. People are outraged at ongoing police violence and racism. They are

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Reconfigurations of Domestic Space in Favelas

Brief Reflections on Intimacies and Precariousness

Carolina Parreiras

racism, unequal income distribution, state violence in its many forms – that position individuals as more vulnerable to it than others. Precariousness as an analytical line gives us precious insight into understanding women’ experiences of intimacy in

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The triple-sidedness of “I can't breathe”

The COVID-19 pandemic, enslavement, and agro-industrial capitalism

Don Nonini

,000 people. The second is the reality of racism and police violence. Both disproportionately impact black workers.” Elsewhere the circular stated, “Exposed by the virus—‘Essentially’ Involuntary Servitude,” and went on to state that “Tens of millions of