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Covidiots and the Clamour of the Virus-as-Question

Some Reflections on Biomedical Culture, Futurity and Finitude

Bryan Lim

drug-fuelled orgy in locked-down Barcelona and the ‘Rona Rave’ in New York City reached our ears, scarcely any of us were surprised – we had already, by then, confessed to knowledge of similar events right here in London. Additionally, a quarter of the

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Exposed Intimacies

Clinicians on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ellen Block

Island, volunteered to work in one of New York City's inundated hospitals during the height of the COVID-19 peak in April 2020. She said at that time there was very limited communication with families because, she lamented, ‘there was sort of a hierarchy

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

(Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) ( 2016 ), Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 ( Government of India ). Nagle , R. ( 2013 ), Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City ( New York

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

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

Don Nonini

[2010] ), and by the “broken window policing” that targeted unemployed and underemployed African Americans and Latinx populations, and was first instituted in New York City, and then extensively disseminated to other major cities throughout the United

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

Lies Below ,” Guardian , September 7 . www.guardian.co.uk/2005/se/08/hurricanekatrina.usa6 . Knoll , Corina ; Paybarah , Aziz , Meschke , Jacob , and Chen , Elaine “ 11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed New York City

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Shobita Parthasarathy

al. 2010 . “ Laboratory Surge Response to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak, New York City Metropolitan Area, USA .” Emerging Infectious Diseases 16 ( 1 ): 8 – 13 . 10.3201/eid1601.091167 Gostin , Lawrence O. , and Eric A. Friedman . 2020

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Jodi Dean

the coronavirus outbreak in the US, many people prepared to die, and to die suffocating and alone. Many did. In New York City they were found dead in their apartments. Some died in the street after being released from the hospital. Bodies piled up

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Ten Years of Transfers

Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic

Mimi Sheller

as of late April 2020, at the height of social distancing, indicated steep reductions in public transit, but a continuing need for “skeleton” essential services to be maintained. In April 2020, for example, New York City's Metropolitan Transit

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American Quarantine

The Right to Housing in a Pandemic

Bonnie Honig

New York City's public transportation system. Cars and stations have to be thoroughly and regularly cleaned during a pandemic or essential workers will not be able to get safely to work, says Governor Cuomo. He is not wrong but government has room to

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Introduction

Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities in the Time of Coronavirus

Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

author, Michael A. Perelman, continues: [O]ur world view on masturbation has changed immensely since early medical writing regarded masturbation as the cause of many diseases and illnesses. Today, the New York City Department of Health informs us