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Sharon A. Kowalsky

physical movement of scholars for research, while online teaching and gatherings have shown both the opportunities and limits of technology for transmitting knowledge and building relationships. As we sit isolated and under quarantine, the international

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Weiqiang Lin

aviation's—ailing state. With many border restrictions and quarantine rules still firmly in place, gleaming airports such as Beijing Daxing and I˙stanbul Havalimanı, once the epitome of global connectivity, are still functioning drastically below capacity

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Ten Years of Transfers

Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic

Mimi Sheller

from one person to another. Quarantine has brought an acute new awareness every time we enter into any kind of relation with others. Sociality has moved online, where virtual meetings rule, and continuous webinars exhaust us. Our social context has been

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Mobilizing Disability Studies

A Critical Perspective

Kudzai Matereke

restrictions when new reports of increasing numbers of new COVID-19 cases emerged. There were revelations that a subcontracted security company had breached infection control measures at the hotels that quarantined returning travelers, thus resulting in new

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The Magic of Bureaucracy

Repatriation as Ceremony

Laura Peers

things, the shipment could be impounded by customs officials, quarantined, and potentially destroyed. Given the importance of the safe return of the child’s remain, the dossier that my colleagues and I put together for this case included 16 separate

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Peter Merriman

be the wrong thing to do. I also knew that many other scholars would be reflecting upon the radical changes to local and global mobilities as a result of government lockdown, quarantine, and social/physical distancing measures. 4 As Mimi Sheller

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Sheila K. Hoffman

of people, I could not help but think on such occasions that it would take an act of God to reduce the numbers and improve the quality of viewing. Enter COVID-19. Mea culpa . The global pandemic and ensuing quarantines grew just after the

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Museums in the Pandemic

A Survey of Responses on the Current Crisis

Joanna Cobley, David Gaimster, Stephanie So, Ken Gorbey, Ken Arnold, Dominique Poulot, Bruno Brulon Soares, Nuala Morse, Laura Osorio Sunnucks, María de las Mercedes Martínez Milantchí, Alberto Serrano, Erica Lehrer, Shelley Ruth Butler, Nicky Levell, Anthony Shelton, Da (Linda) Kong, and Mingyuan Jiang

, despite their locked doors and dark halls, museums have been wildly popular. Access to digital collections and Google's virtual visits are consistent list-toppers for quarantine activities. In a time of essentials, culture—art, music, literature, and, yes

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Like a Tumbleweed in Eden

The Diasporic Lives of Concepts

Banu Subramaniam

borders to all living organisms entering and leaving nations. In the United States, as Philip Pauly notes, the paradigm of the nativist approach was the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, a year after the state's quarantine law. 38 After World War I, Congress

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Eirini Kasioumi, Anna Plyushteva, Talya Zemach-Bersin, Kathleen F. Oswald, Molly Sauter, Alexandra Ganser, Mustafa Ahmed Khan, Natasha Raheja, Harry Oosterhuis, and Benjamin Fraser

mobilities researchers and academics in other inter/disciplines as important fields of inquiry, the matter of students studying and volunteering abroad has been largely quarantined in the professional domain of international educators. In The Romance of