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COVID-19 and Uncertain Intimacy

State–Society Relations in Urban China and Beyond

Jialing Luo

Sichuan Countryside ’, in Civil Society: Challenging Western Models , (ed.) C. Hann and E. Dunn ( London : Routledge ), 195 – 216 . Ghebreyesus , T. A. ( 2018 ), Making the World Safe from the Threats of Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins

sentiment of bordered belonging. If epidemiological nationalism arose in the slippage between viral containment and territorial container ( Taylor 1994 ), whose nation mattered? Enfolded in the UK model of devolved political union, Wales is a nation but

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Viral Intimacy and Catholic Nationalist Political Economy

Covid-19 and the Community Response in Rural Ireland

David Whyte

-19 response is better characterised as shaped by the continuation and resurgence of the Catholic nationalist ideology that has been intimately connected to Irish capitalism since the foundation of the state. The Irish model of community

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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

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

the diverse members of the Rantoul community to construct a model for contending with this threat to life and livelihood. But how do we research the threat of COVID-19 in the context of the threat of COVID-19? In this short essay, we contrast our

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Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

point of comparison, my Jordanian friends and interlocutors inform me that the Kingdom initially followed what they termed the ‘Chinese model’, but with many distinctively Jordanian characteristics. In implementing quarantine measures, authorities first

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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

because such relations are not free from power dynamics, in which money undoubtedly plays a role. Then, the way Félix gives money (or does not) to Valentin exemplifies Tabet's model of sexual-economic exchange precisely because the role of each actor is

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On Money and Quarantine

A Self-Ethnography from Italy

Francesca Messineo

in northern Italy, but this is a topic for another time. Around the world, some people argued that COVID-19 was the new 9/11; others said it marked a critical stage in the struggle against a model for development based on neoliberalism and

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A World of Touch in a No-Touch Pandemic

Living with Dementia in a Care Facility during COVID-19

Cristina Douglas

think of safe touch beyond maintaining the safety of hands in the model of clinical ( Lammer 2007 ) and health-care facilities ( Pink et al. 2014 ) – albeit these remain mandatory. In thinking of safe touch in relation to our whole body, it can be

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Islamic Biopolitics during Pandemics in Russia

Intertextuality of Religious, Medical and Political Discourses

Sofya A. Ragozina

funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project number 19-39-60010: ‘Being a Muslim in Russia: Politicization of Identity and Citizenship Models of Russian Muslims (Case Study of Muslim Civil Activists)’. Note 1 This year, Ramadan

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Haptic Mediations

Intergenerational Kinship in the Time of COVID-19

Bob Simpson

switch ‘haptics’ on and off. Essentially, newer phone models now have the capability to replace visual and verbal cues with tactile ones, that is, by various buzzes and vibrations. At their most complex, haptic technologies involve the simulation of