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On Money and Quarantine

A Self-Ethnography from Italy

Francesca Messineo

dormant hypochondria that I will have to learn how to deal with. I experienced completely new (and negative) feelings towards ‘outside objects’ on the inside of my home: shopping bags, shoes, jackets, house keys and money. In order to tackle this (shared

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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

sexual services and/or companionship for money through online platforms, is an activity where ‘emotional labour’ ( Chapkis 1997 ) is often discussed. Thus, American sociologist Elizabeth Bernstein (2007a , 2007b ) introduced the concept of ‘bounded

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Nadeem Malik

with God through prayer into an industry run for minting money and gaining political influence. Such has always been the case, but this time the dividends of collective prayer in mosques were unprecedented. In this regard, Abi-Habib and Rehman (2020

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Reconfigurations of Domestic Space in Favelas

Brief Reflections on Intimacies and Precariousness

Carolina Parreiras

-funding campaigns to raise money to diminish the effects of the pandemic in the favelas . Women, the central subjects of this article, are on the frontline of this process, being responsible for all the logistics involved in buying and distributing the food baskets

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Islamic Biopolitics during Pandemics in Russia

Intertextuality of Religious, Medical and Political Discourses

Sofya A. Ragozina

-space, in which the usual way of life, money, fame and power cease to mean anything, in our own apartment we now have the opportunity to rethink our very existence, following the example of our Prophet, who went to the Cave of Hira and there in solitude to

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Ladies Selling Breakfast

COVID-19 Disruption of Intimate Socialities among Street-Engaged Food Traders in Ho Chi Minh City

Ngoc-Bich Pham, Hong-Xoan Nguyen, and Catherine Earl

mother remarried and moved out, she was raised by her maternal grandparents ( ông bà ngoại ). They ran a successful furniture shop, which she eventually took over. Four years later, after marrying, she started a money-lending service. But things became

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

considerations are, truly, macro-cosmological, and can be accessed in their fullness by means of particular channels – like, for example, money. Attending often to the ways in which a focus on money (and its absence) lets us glimpse what might be possible

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Michael Herzfeld

faux knowledge with their own competitive brand of ignorance. (Neoliberalism is not solely about money; ever since William O. Douglas coined the phrase ‘the marketplace of ideas’, the stock-exchange model of competitive unknowing has spawned

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Shutting Down Sex

COVID-19, Sex and the Transformation of Singledom

Lara McKenzie

previously ( McKenzie 2015 ; McKenzie and Dales 2017 ). Welfare, superannuation and tax provisions have made it far more lucrative be married or live with a partner, rather than be single or live alone (ABS 2019b). Money and relationships are invariably

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Viral Intimacy and Catholic Nationalist Political Economy

Covid-19 and the Community Response in Rural Ireland

David Whyte

primary ideological thrust of the sector and analytical object of its study ( Bissett 2015 ; Gaynor 2009 ). Notwithstanding the neoliberal tendencies of current community development policy, such as an increasing emphasis on audit and value for money, and