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From Toilet Paper Wars to #ViralKindness?

COVID-19, Solidarity and the Basic Income Debate in Australia

Anne Décobert

support for a basic income. The Basic Income Debate The pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated trends that analysts have warned us about for years: widening inequalities within and between countries; the decrease in secure forms of employment

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Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

informal recycling industry who already faced stigmatisation and discrimination to seek employment under the terms set out by officially sanctioned outfits. Surveying his interlocutors varyingly trapped at home with no means of subsistence or forced to work

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Reinforcing Authentic Intimacy?

Relationships between an Escort Boy and His Male Clients in the Spectre of COVID-19 in France

Kostia Lennes

following a severe depression. He did not have any income, and escorting appeared to him as a way to earn money quickly and with less work time than any other available employment. When I asked him about his way of doing escorting, Valentin said: I do my

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

different sites as they cobbled together a living wage: circumstances under which infection control measures could be difficult to secure and control. While proximity and precarity are significant, employment that entails human touch escalates risk

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

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

Don Nonini

murders of their residents in the South. Migration to the Midwest and Northeast placed large numbers of blacks at the factory doors of the Fordist industries of the North, even while black women sought alternative employment as domestic workers in the

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Viral Intimacy and Catholic Nationalist Political Economy

Covid-19 and the Community Response in Rural Ireland

David Whyte

), ‘ Academic Precarity as Hierarchical Dependence in the Max Planck Society ’, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6 , no. 1 : 95 – 119 , doi: 10.14318/hau6.1.006 . 10.14318/hau6.1.006 Potter , J. ( 2008 ), Local Economic and Employment Development

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Unexpected Intimacies

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

Kelly Colas

deepening our understanding of COVID-19. Unconventional symptoms, employment, living situations and subjective experiences became noteworthy details that we needed to gain a deeper understanding of this disease and its effect on patients. While undoubtedly

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Girls, Homelessness, and COVID-19

The Urgent Need for Research and Action

Kaitlin Schwan, Erin Dej, and Alicia Versteegh

-permanent employment, and are overrepresented in minimum-wage and part-time jobs ( Moyser and Burlock 2018 ), in addition to shouldering disproportionate responsibilities for housework and childcare. The feminization of poverty, linked to the de-valuing of women

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Louise Haagh

mental well-being find that “being in the present,” and identifying with activities for their own sake, is linked with stability of employment, especially for women, and that opportunities for control of care responsibilities, external housing, and income

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Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities in the Time of Coronavirus

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

employment matters. Employment is always already about—and impacts—our understandings, roles, and realities of gender and masculinities, as well as our relations within, between, and through these and sexual practices and relationships. We do not yet know