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Shutting Down Sex

COVID-19, Sex and the Transformation of Singledom

Lara McKenzie

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and governments across the globe began implementing rules aimed at stemming the spread of the virus. Commonplace were quarantines; physical distancing; rules governing

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Enwinding Social Theory

Wind and Weather in Zulu Zionist Sensorial Experiences

Rune Flikke

the early Victorian practice of quarantines, which perceived diseases as an aspect of place ( Flikke 2016 ). As such, quarantines were a way to keep healthy and diseased places apart ( Armstrong 1993: 394–395 ). In the above ethnographic material, the

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Khaled Furani

memoirs or, in the case of Ruth Benedict, poetry, all safely quarantined from scholarship. Like Boas and Mead, Benedict expressed having the “faith of a humanist in the advantages of mutual understanding between men” (cited in Mead [1974] 2005: 75 ). Yet

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Michael Herzfeld

libertarians are endowed with any intelligence at all, they must realise that, in taking up their cause on the issue of masks and quarantines and dressing it up as a fight for personal freedom, they are aiding and abetting what has become the greatest threat to

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Latin America

A challenging prospect for regionalism

Ernesto Vivares

international scientific information about the pandemic, delayed implementing quarantine measures to avoid economic harm, and believed in herd immunity. In a short period, the pandemic in LA demonstrated the limitations of its political-economic elites, business

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Anthropology from Home

Advice on Digital Ethnography for the Pandemic Times

Magdalena Góralska

communicate with others. One can only hope that the multiplicity of coronavirus/lockdown/quarantine ethnographies will not turn out to be an overabundance of ad hoc interpretations. While those also have some value of their own, much of the quality associated

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

quarantine will ultimately have to yield to antibody/vaccine, through which both humans and the virus can restore a more balanced form of coexistence. However, the othering of nature itself silences decolonial struggles and alternatives that offer key lessons

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Scientific Intimacy

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

Elżbieta Drążkiewicz

eased their travel restrictions, Irish authorities imposed quarantine obligations, and continued to discourage their residents from leaving the island. At the same time, the memorandum of understanding between the Irish government and the Northern

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Museums in the Pandemic

A Survey of Responses on the Current Crisis

Joanna Cobley, David Gaimster, Stephanie So, Ken Gorbey, Ken Arnold, Dominique Poulot, Bruno Brulon Soares, Nuala Morse, Laura Osorio Sunnucks, María de las Mercedes Martínez Milantchí, Alberto Serrano, Erica Lehrer, Shelley Ruth Butler, Nicky Levell, Anthony Shelton, Da (Linda) Kong, and Mingyuan Jiang

, despite their locked doors and dark halls, museums have been wildly popular. Access to digital collections and Google's virtual visits are consistent list-toppers for quarantine activities. In a time of essentials, culture—art, music, literature, and, yes

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Like a Tumbleweed in Eden

The Diasporic Lives of Concepts

Banu Subramaniam

borders to all living organisms entering and leaving nations. In the United States, as Philip Pauly notes, the paradigm of the nativist approach was the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, a year after the state's quarantine law. 38 After World War I, Congress