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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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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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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

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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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Kokums to the Iskwêsisisak

COVID-19 and Urban Métis Girls and Young Women

Carly Jones, Renée Monchalin, Cheryllee Bourgeois, and Janet Smylie

cultural knowledge from the Kokums to the Iskwêsisisak . It is because of this rich matrilineal knowledge base and the strengths of our knowledge exchange systems that Métis communities have resisted and survived colonial attempts to erase our ways of

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Latin America and COVID-19

Political Rights and Presidential Leadership to the Test

Brigitte Weiffen

prompted mass protests in October 2019. The health crisis halted these protests and handed Sebastián Piñera's beleaguered administration an opportunity to regain strength. Chile's declaration of a “state of disaster emergency” and the military's presence on

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Social Isolation and Disrupted Privacy

Impacts of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Contexts

Sarah Baird, Sarah Alheiwidi, Rebecca Dutton, Khadija Mitu, Erin Oakley, Tassew Woldehanna, and Nicola Jones

girls, but address the interests, access requirements, and strengths of people whose voices tend to be overlooked or obscured in traditional research approaches ( Mitchell and Reid-Walsh 2009 ; Mohanty 2013 ). The GAGE methodological toolkit is designed

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Democracy in a Global Emergency

Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afsoun Afsahi, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

better policies, then it is strange, illogical even, that we abandon these strengths in favor of a more authoritarian mode of policy-making as soon as our greatest challenges arrive. The task for democratic theorists, then, is to develop alternative