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American Quarantine

The Right to Housing in a Pandemic

Bonnie Honig

“Housing should be a human right, everybody deserves a place to live to lay their head, that sense of security.” 1 The Online Etymology Dictionary says the term “quarantine” dates back to 17th century Venice and refers to a health policy

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On Money and Quarantine

A Self-Ethnography from Italy

Francesca Messineo

During the lockdown, I started perceiving cash as a potentially infected entity, carrying the virus on its surface. This article explores the trajectories and implications of this modified perspective on money by merging different levels of analysis. The attempt to grasp both the social and material significance of this ‘object’ will resound in personal anecdotes from my house. The self-ethnographic approach accounts also for the intimate feelings and the new gaze on money produced within me; the enthusiasm for imagining an economy driven by different rules; nostalgia for the activities I used to pay for; anxieties caused by this unprecedented health crisis; and my curiosity to observe how relationships with people and things have changed. The need to share experiences as a political statement and the desire to put fears and hopes into words guide my work.

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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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Introduction

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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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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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Central and Eastern Europe

The Rise of Autocracy and Democratic Resilience

Petra Guasti

disseminating misleading information,” and a three-year jail penalty for breaking the rules of the quarantine (see Vegh 2020 ; Bruszt 2020 ). The effects of the law are chilling—the rule by decree is the ultimate form of executive aggrandizement (cf. Bermeo

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Latin America and COVID-19

Political Rights and Presidential Leadership to the Test

Brigitte Weiffen

, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic), the closing of businesses, bans on gatherings, and other constraining measures that force people into quarantine and keep them off the street (such as in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, and

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

-workers, private recycling businesses, NGOs and the residents of the city. Now working under quarantine conditions in the United Kingdom, my ethnography has been extended and (re)informed by online research and a series of recent telephonic conversations as I have

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Gender, Leadership and Representative Democracy

The Differential Impacts of the Global Pandemic

Kim Rubenstein, Trish Bergin, and Pia Rowe

quarantine including stay-at-home measures, has meant that women and children who live with violent and controlling men are exposed to considerably greater danger. Further, the majority of people on the front lines of the pandemic are women, because women

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

quarantine will ultimately have to yield to antibody/vaccine, through which both humans and the virus can restore a more balanced form of coexistence. However, the othering of nature itself silences decolonial struggles and alternatives that offer key lessons