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Practising Intimate Labour

Birth Doulas Respond during COVID-19

Angela N. Castañeda and Julie Johnson Searcy

intimacy of a home birth can facilitate a ‘sense of personal strength and power where women become their own authorities’ ( Cheyney 2008: 260 ). Additionally, the confidence this new mother gained through her home birth experience led her to reach out and

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From Toilet Paper Wars to #ViralKindness?

COVID-19, Solidarity and the Basic Income Debate in Australia

Anne Décobert

governmental systems are confronted by oppositional movements that in coming together may gain strength. This conjuncture has the potential to propel us towards radical systemic transformation and the establishment of social welfare systems that are better

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Fieldwork through the Zoomiverse

Sensing Uganda in a Time of Immobility

Richard Vokes and Gertrude Atukunda

closer to the norm. This latest disruption has for many anthropologists highlighted what may be the greatest strength of ethnographic methods, which is their ability to be near endlessly reconfigured in response to such pressures. The purpose of this

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Freed from Sadness and Fear

Politics, COVID-19, and the New Germany

Michael Meng and Adam R. Seipp

challenges of its past and its subordinate relationship to the United States. Indeed, the Germany that emerged from the ashes of World War II lacked political strength. Divided into two competing states, the country was weakened by its subservience to

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Centralized or Decentralized

Which Governance Systems are Having a “Good” Pandemic?

Jennifer Gaskell and Gerry Stoker

democracies ( Wigura and Kuisz 2020 ), which suggest that it might be timely to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different governance arrangements leveraged to tackle the crisis. In this article we examine what we can learn about the operational

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The Case of Germany

Civil Society and Civic Activism in the Pandemic

Susann Worschech

activism and/or stable networks provides a basis for less vulnerable patterns of activism than informal structures and loosely connected networks. In relational terms, Mark Granovetter's (1973) strength of weak ties might be somewhat undermined in this

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The effectiveness of online teaching and learning tools

Students’ perceptions of usefulness in an upper-level accounting course

Heba Abdel-Rahim

teams and groups. A few studies have explored students’ perspectives of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of these tools. For example, Lisa Petrides (2002) found that a majority of students in a web-based one-semester class reported that they were

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Editorial

The Societal Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Explained via Three Frameworks

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

resilience and strength of civil societies are explored. The findings are derived from long-term surveys of various volunteer organizations before the pandemic, as well as present observations. No clear outcomes are found in terms of weaknesses and strengths

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Intersectional Pandemics in Bangladesh

The Effects of COVID-19 on Girls

Nasrin Siddiqa

inner strength and commitment still exist. They will resume their dignity, come back to reopen factories, create new jobs, protect each other, and work towards gender equity.

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Ulrike Guérot and Michael Hunklinger

in Europe structurally and permanently is the gravedigger of Europe, whose great strength was to draw “lessons” from this in every moment of their history. This crisis is therefore probably the last litmus test for European solidarity, in the health