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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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Starting university during the COVID-19 pandemic

A small-scale study of first-year education students’ expectations, experiences and preferences

Marc Turu, Tom van Rossum, and Nicole Gridley

In late March 2020, universities across the United Kingdom were required to close their doors and cease face-to-face teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote delivery was quickly instigated. While it was initially considered a temporary

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Reflections on COVID-19

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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Anthropological Responses to COVID-19 in the Philippines

Gideon Lasco

garnered over 2,300 live attendees, would set the tone for anthropological responses throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, from the moment the first case was reported on 30 January 2020 up to the time of writing. For the first six weeks, the

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Embedded Social Science and the British Government COVID-19 Response

An Ethnographic Study

Alex Tasker and Lucy C. Irvine

central government for the generation of new policy ideas ( Allen and Bull 2018 ). The current SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has stimulated unprecedented levels of research across multiple fields, yet there remains a significant lack of knowledge around

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Intimacy, Zoom Tango and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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