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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

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

. Management admitted it was ‘complex’ to track employees being tested and to follow up with those who had to be quarantined. That's when they contacted the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They then announced confidently to the local press: We

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COVID-19 and Uncertain Intimacy

State–Society Relations in Urban China and Beyond

Jialing Luo

.anthro.32.061002.093341 . 10.1146/annurev.anthro.32.061002.093341 Bray , D. ( 2005 ), Social Space and Governance in Urban China: The Danwei System from Origins to Reform ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press ). Evans , P. B. , D

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Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins

distinctly Welsh space. How did epidemiological nationalism move from the borderwork of Welsh Government press conferences, with their sober statistics, through the threatened realities of cross-border contagion, and into open advocacy for police

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Michael Herzfeld

protection against the coronavirus. His inept handling of the pandemic crisis places the economically most powerful country in the world even lower down in the list of crisis management achievement than his leadership has already sunk it in the press freedom

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Familial Intimacy and the ‘Thing’ between Us

Cuddle Curtains and Desires for Detached Relationality in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Andreas Streinzer, Almut Poppinga, Carolin Zieringer, Anna Wanka, and Georg Marx

’, in Detachment: Essays on the Limits of Relational Thinking , (eds) M. Candea , J. Cook , C. Trundle and T. Yarrow ( Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press ), 1 – 31 . Cauvin , M. ( 2020 ), ‘ Introducing … “The Cuddle

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Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

L. ( 2011 ), Cruel Optimism ( Durham : Duke University Press ). Berlant , L. ( 2016 ), ‘ The Commons: Infrastructures for Troubling Times ’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 34 , no. 6 : 393 – 419 , doi: 10.1177percent2F

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Shutting Down Sex

COVID-19, Sex and the Transformation of Singledom

Lara McKenzie

stringent rules around gatherings. These were implemented by state and territory governments, who enforced rules through policing, fines and prosecutions (or sometimes did not). In a press conference on 29 March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison (2020

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

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

Don Nonini

credit: Jordan Wilkie/Carolina Public Press. The insurgency of Black Lives Matter during the months of May–June 2020 has been widely theorized by its leaders/organic intellectuals such as Patrisse Khan-Cullers ( Khan-Cullers and Bandele 2017 ) and

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Ethnographic witnessing

Or, hope is the first anthropological emotion

Carole McGranahan

display. The visceral presses on the structural for change. Small victories put power on the defensive. A successful political asylum case is one of those victories. It is a victory of and for humankind, of knowledge as a form of possibility. The political

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Exposed Intimacies

Clinicians on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ellen Block

tells the patient not to press the call button, as the latter requires a physical visit. When possible, clinicians speak with their patients on the phone, so patients are often left in their rooms alone for long stretches of time. Several nurses from