, not only posing a danger to their health, but also affecting their social relationships and financial situations. While it is hard to predict whether the coronavirus pandemic will indeed become the generational experience some are predicting it will be
Advice on Digital Ethnography for the Pandemic Times
Paul L. Scham and Yoram Peri
related to current events around the world, especially in the US, sometimes even competing with the coronavirus pandemic for the headlines. See the guest editors’ introduction immediately following this note for a fuller exposition before delving into the
Resuming Domestic Work in Households after the Lockdown
, https://www.livelaw.in/pdf_upload/pdf_upload-376291.pdf (accessed 21 June 2020 ). Ganguly , S. ( 2020 ), ‘ India's Coronavirus Pandemic Shines a Light on the Curse of Caste ’, The Conversation , 2 June , https://theconversation.com/indias-coronavirus-pandemic
Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Onegina
Introduction: Living at Risk The coronavirus pandemic has been a huge source of stress for countries and regions around the world, and Russia is no exception. The first cases of coronavirus in Russia were recorded in March 2020. In July 2020
Corporeality, Relationality, Temporality
Lydia Maria Arantes
In this article, I enquire in which ways the corona-induced lockdown in Austria has reshaped intimacy in our household by scrutinising my husband's sourdough bread-making journey. As physical distancing has thrown us back onto ourselves, my field of research is equivalent to that which is immediately available – our everyday life within the confines of domestic space, at times expanded via digital technologies. My elaborations are based on my (research) diary in which I usually conflate personal and research-related aspects of my everyday life. As, during lockdown, (entries on) bread-making and caring for sourdoughs came to play an important role, I became inspired to unfold issues of corporeality, relationality and temporality with regard to newly developing intimacies, interdependencies and modes of knowing.
Pandemic Proximity and the Lockdown Family
Hannah McNeilly and Koreen M. Reece
Social distancing has been the central public health strategy for tackling the coronavirus pandemic worldwide. But the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order in the United Kingdom and the consequent closure of nurseries and schools also created an unprecedented degree of proximity within households. Based on interviews with mothers of young children in Scotland, this article provides early insight into the ways that mothers manage the forced intimacies of family life under lockdown and the opportunities they create through the innovative management of space and time. The result is a more expansive understanding of the family in contemporary Scotland and a notion of intimacy characterised as much by the necessity of distance and distinction as by proximity and mutuality.
Working on this issue in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown is a tad surreal. One wants to resist the many voices who breathlessly proclaim that everything will be different “AC” (after corona). Besides the horrible health and economic aftereffects, things will likely be rather similar to the situation “BC” (before corona). Then again, maybe this will be some sort of turning point. For instance, western societies—particularly Germany—have long been oriented to the past. There were so many worthy anniversaries that some actually contemplated maintaining an “anniversary tracker” so as not to miss anything important. Suddenly, we are forced to be focused on the present and daunting future; and the near obsession with commemorations of various kinds appears to be coming to an end. Just months ago, many were looking forward to massive and internationally coordinated commemorations of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of WWII. Many countries indeed carried on with scaled-down events, but the coverage and resonance were minimal.
An open reflection on leadership, solidarity, and contemporary regional integration
Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda
during the present coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, this crisis has forced most nation-states to close their borders as a necessary public health measure. Travel restrictions are regrettable but comprehensible. What is less acceptable in our opinion
Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities in the Time of Coronavirus
Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris
anonymity. In the process of creating more distance between bodies, we are simultaneously, in some instances, becoming closer. This editorial, of course, is speculative at best. We are still living in and through the coronavirus pandemic. What we do know
Goals During Coronavirus ,” World Economic Forum . www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-effect-sdg-un-progress . Thompson , R. N et al. 2019 . “ Increased Frequency of Travel in the Presence of Cross-Immunity May Act to Decrease