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David Owen

( Beirens 2020 ), while rescue boats in the Mediterranean are denied access to Italian and Maltese ports, and refugee settlement programs have been suspended ( Lenard 2020 ). Within borders that have become instruments of quarantine, migrant workers in many

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

, in particular, Chinese descent have borne the brunt of racist outbreaks in the United States and elsewhere, migrants, asylum seekers, and Muslims (in the specific case of India), have also been blamed for spreading the contagion. Such binary

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Asma Abbas

the pandemic and of political annihilation, and of the migrant fugues that make it impossible to think about place as a guarantor of being. A migrant who might count as a worker and citizen in more than one place, but probably never as any place's own

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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

Jessica Brinkworth, Korinta Maldonado, Ellen Moodie, and Gilberto Rosas

anthropologist who works alongside Indigenous communities, including local Maya migrants; Gilberto Rosas, an anthropologist of borders and Latinx communities; and Ellen Moodie, who has researched Central American discourses on danger and risk. We tell funders

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

villages in the wake of hastily arranged lockdowns that failed to provide for the country's millions of precariously employed migrant workers. These scenes have dramatised how restrictive measures on movement have wreaked havoc across India. An all

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Introduction

Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

. The resulting concerns about contagion have both victimised and (often belatedly) focused minds on the problems of the many of the most vulnerable in society: women and children at risk of domestic violence, the homeless, prisoners, migrants

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American Quarantine

The Right to Housing in a Pandemic

Bonnie Honig

another: police brutality. Rehearsed on migrants at the border, that chicken came home to roost in June when border policing troops were called up to quell the mostly peaceful protests in Washington, D.C. and Lafayette Park was brutally cleared of

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Democracy in a Global Emergency

Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afsoun Afsahi, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

families separated by them and the migrant workers (see: Abbas, Owen, this issue)? These people have largely been an afterthought. In addition, a pandemic that pays no heed to national borders is unlikely to be permanently eradicated within a nation by its

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Coronavirus with “Nobody in Charge”

An open reflection on leadership, solidarity, and contemporary regional integration

Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

values are present in the collection of articles presented in this issue. First, we are proud and honored to publish Dudziro Nhengu's article on “The health of migrants as a global peace and security agenda,” which was awarded the Robert VH Dover Prize