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Banhishikha Ghosh

impacted the intimate lives of different gender-variant communities (GVCs) 1 in India (including the Kotis) in inscrutable ways. Based on documentary evidence and unstructured narratives, this article considers how the alternative bodyscapes of the Koti 2

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

Brief Reflections on Intimacies and Precariousness

Carolina Parreiras

communicator – to talk to my interlocutors. It is important to note, for example, that WhatsApp allows for narratives to be shared in different formats: text, images and audio messages. Something curious is that, in the last few months there has been a

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Experiencing Graduated Intimacies during Lockdown (Fengcheng)

A Reflexive and Comparative Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban China

Junjie Chen

complex images of Chinese citizens’ intimate experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the pages that follow, I begin my narrative by foregrounding how ordinary urban families experienced their daily intimacies through cautiously navigating the government

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Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins

’. Real or rumoured, English travellers to Wales crossed a border through which safety and nation increasingly intertwined. The narrative of cross-border contagion took statistical shape when early data from King's College London's COVID-19 Symptom Study

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Unexpected Intimacies

An Exploration of the Physician–Patient Relationship during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kelly Colas

knowing. In studying the ‘formative process’ through which medical students learn how to see, speak and present, Byron Good (1993) found that these narratives reinforce the assumption that biology is at the core of medicine. However, given the

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The Pandemic of Productivity

The Work of Home and the Work from Home

Suchismita Chattopadhyay

an instance of utilising time wisely. The Internet had people waxing eloquent about the benefits of working from home. One of the dominant narratives was that of investing time in learning new skills. The culture of the WhatsApp messages that most

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Constructing the Not-So-New Normal

Ambiguity and Familiarity in Governmental Regulations of Intimacies during the Pandemic

Dmitry Kurnosov and Anna Varfolomeeva

affected and challenging the established narratives. On the other hand, ‘normalisation’ has historically been a tool for reinforcing hierarchies and inequalities through rules and routines ( Foucault 1995 ). Therefore, it is possible that the pandemic will

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Physically Distant – Socially Intimate

Reflecting on Public Performances of Resistance in a Pandemic Situation

Marion Hamm

, narratives, rituals, as well as visual and corporeal practices ( Baumgarten et al. 2014 ; Goodwin et al. 2009 ; McDonald 2007 ). Acknowledging the intimacy between self, space and media may add to our understanding of mediated and corporeal performances of

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‘No Virus Is Stronger than Our Unity’

Shifting Forms of Governmental Intimacies during COVID-19

Senem Kaptan

motivational narratives that convey and encourage pride in the Turkish national identity. Through mention of Turkey's aid of medical supplies sent abroad, Erdoğan's Eid letter, for instance, offers a bold critique of international politics by stating that ‘in a

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Ethnographic witnessing

Or, hope is the first anthropological emotion

Carole McGranahan

, narrative capital, and uncertainty in the politics of asylum ’, Medical Anthropology 34 , no. 6 : 551 – 571 . 10.1080/01459740.2015.1074576 Biehl , K. S. ( 2015 ), ‘ Governing through uncertainty: Experiences of being a refugee in Turkey as a