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Tourism and COVID-19

Intimacy Transformed or Intimacy Interrupted?

Hazel Andrews

touristic practices. It examines the importance of intimacy to constructions of tourism experiences and reflects on how the COVID-19 global pandemic of 2020 has the potential to transform those experiences. I begin by briefly exploring the complexity of what

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Latin America and COVID-19

Political Rights and Presidential Leadership to the Test

Brigitte Weiffen

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Latin America at a moment when democracy was already sailing in treacherous waters. According to the Varieties of Democracy data, the region's democracies have seen an erosion of political liberties, the protection

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COVID-19 and Uncertain Intimacy

State–Society Relations in Urban China and Beyond

Jialing Luo

On 7 April 2020, China reported zero new deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since the National Health Commission started to publish its figures in January. 1 On the following day, 8 April, the quarantine of the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan

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Child Protection Social Work in COVID-19

Reflections on Home Visits and Digital Intimacy

Sarah Pink, Harry Ferguson, and Laura Kelly

's intimate spaces, bodies and sensory, physical and emotional worlds, technologies and non-human companions ( Ferguson 2018 ). The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted these taken-for-granted practices and presented governments, social work leaders, managers and

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Marla Frederick, Yunus Doğan Telliel, and Heather Mellquist Lehto

COVID-19, Religious Markets, and the Black Church Marla Frederick My Facebook timeline lit up in early April. The picture kept appearing in post after post from close friends and respected colleagues. Regardless of whose timeline it came

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Art Gallery Education in New Zealand during COVID-19

The Emergence of a Community of Practice

Esther Helen McNaughton

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic brought art gallery 1 educators in Aotearoa New Zealand together in an unprecedented way. This group met nationally by Zoom at three critical points from mid-March to mid-June 2020, enabling mutual support to rise to a

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Jonathan Skinner

north on the island time and time again; pyroclastic mudflows reshaping the surface of the south entirely. In times of COVID-19, the crisis is more covert: it can be resting on a surface, floating on a droplet, lurking in a skin fold. It can't be seen

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Weiqiang Lin

become one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century. 1 However, the COVID-19 pandemic has today presented a major threat to air travel like no other event ever did. The 1973 and 1979 Oil Crises, the September 11 terror attacks, Severe Acute

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Andrew Dawson

calls to family and friends in the United Kingdom, when, in the midst of the United Kingdom's horrific COVID-19 crisis, I became increasingly alienated from and enamoured by British and Australian reactions to the pandemic, respectively. Through this

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Girls, Homelessness, and COVID-19

The Urgent Need for Research and Action

Kaitlin Schwan, Erin Dej, and Alicia Versteegh

Introduction Despite the profoundly divergent impacts of COVID-19 globally, it appears that diverse policy makers, scholars, and community leaders can agree on one thing—the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequities. This has