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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

and disgusting birds. Incidentally, this effort entails a set of procedures as accurate as the one depicted above and which have seen further formalisation during the quarantine. I have won a few battles, thanks to so much time spent at home, but I

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Quarantime

Lockdown and the Global Disruption of Intimacies with Routine, Clock Time, and the Intensification of Time-Space Compression

Rebecca Irons

, both global infectious disease epidemics and imposed quarantine during them are not new to humanity. However, the COVID-19 quarantine is unique in a number of ways, making it something other and worthy of anthropological reflection. The first

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Islamic Biopolitics during Pandemics in Russia

Intertextuality of Religious, Medical and Political Discourses

Sofya A. Ragozina

life in global quarantine. The category of the body, or rather the need for its hasty reinterpretation, has come to the fore. The body appeared not only in the sphere of religious regulations, but above all now became a subject of medical and state

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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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Pandemic Passages

An Anthropological Account of Life and Liminality during COVID-19

Genevieve Bell

systems. A week later, I text again: ‘Tidied up the pantry and put in some longer-term food. Not enough yet. But slowly working on it. Thinking about the 14 days of self-quarantining. That I can probably manage. 90 days is right out’. On 1 March, she texts

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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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Experiencing Graduated Intimacies during Lockdown (Fengcheng)

A Reflexive and Comparative Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban China

Junjie Chen

the traditional New Year's Eve festivities – the Chinese state imposed a ‘lockdown’ ( fengcheng ) in Wuhan, a metropolis with a population of 11-million-plus in Hubei Province in central China, in order to quarantine an outbreak of COVID-19. As the

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Protesting in Pandemic Times

COVID-19, Public Health, and Black Lives Matter

Binoy Kampmark

–1910) created the impetus for a new public health regime. With it came the introduction of civil restrictions, including the imposition of quarantines on those suffering infections. While the use of quarantines to target the transmissibility of disease was not

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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