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The Hut-Hospital as Project and as Practice

Mimeses, Alterities, and Colonial Hierarchies

Cristiana Bastos

‘imitation from above’, as epitomized by the hut-hospital. Created between the 1920s and the 1950s for the purpose of providing medical assistance to the indigenous populations of Angola, Mozambique, and other Portuguese-administered African regions, hut-hospitals

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'If I Receive It, It Is a Gift; If I Demand It, Then It Is a Bribe'

On the Local Meaning of Economic Transactions in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Abel Polese

Challenging the main reports of corruption in Ukraine, this article proposes that most of the 'economic transactions' that are reported as bribe taking have a deeper meaning and can be analysed within the framework of gift exchange proposed by Marcel Mauss. This paper thus focuses on the three alleged most 'corrupted' places in Ukraine: a university, a hospital and a police control post, in order to develop a detailed analysis of the meanings behind these transactions. Furthermore, it examines the particular role that social actors take within these arrangements. Finally, I propose the recognition of a grey zone between corruptions as evident in the ethnographic examples analysed in the course of this paper.

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'Tensile Nationality'

National Identity as an Everyday Way of Being in a Scottish Hospital

Nigel Rapport

This article reports on research undertaken in a Scottish hospital on the theme of national identity, specifically Scottishness. It examines the ways and extents to which Scottishness was expressed in the workplace: as a quotidian aspect of individual and institutional identity, in a situation of high-pro file political change. The research was to situate nationality as a naturally occurring 'language-game': to explore everyday speech-acts which deployed reference to nationality/Scottishness and compare these to other kinds of overt affirmation of identity and other speech-acts when no such identity-affirmations were ostensibly made. In a contemporary Scottish setting where the inauguration of a new Parliament has made national identity a prominent aspect of public debate, the research illuminates the place of nationality amid a complex of workaday language-games and examines the status of national identity as a 'public event'.

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Constructing the Not-So-New Normal

Ambiguity and Familiarity in Governmental Regulations of Intimacies during the Pandemic

Dmitry Kurnosov and Anna Varfolomeeva

through community spread rather than foreign travel. Subsequently, we were hospitalised according to the policy existing at the time, spending 13 days (in the case of Dmitry) and 20 days (in the case of Anna) at the Regional Infectious Disease Hospital. 2

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Immigrant Sanctuary or Danger

Health Care and Hospitals in the United States

Beatrix Hoffman

On 24 October 2017, ten-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was detained by Border Patrol officers as she recovered from surgery in a Texas hospital. Her case attracted intense media attention and a lawsuit from the

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Matt Simpson and Thorn Gruin

At the Hospital MATT SIMPSON

Thorn Gruin's New Year Malediction THORN GRUIN

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“Till I Have Done All That I Can”

An Auxiliary Nurse’s Memories of World War I

Michelle Moravec

border into Paris, as the invading Germans had already destroyed the train tracks. 10 Upon her arrival in Paris, Clarke immediately joined the Red Cross and was assigned to nurse the wounded in the recently opened American Ambulance Hospital. 11

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Exposed Intimacies

Clinicians on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ellen Block

encounters are significant. As Annemarie Mol emphasises, there are moral implications to the ‘practical activities’ that constitute care ( 2008: 75 ). Based on in-depth ethnographic interviews with 55 doctors and nurses working in US hospitals conducted

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Jonathan G. Katz

In a tribute to the “Jewish” Marrakesh of days gone by, the memoirist Joseph Dadia notes that he and his six siblings were all born at what his mother called Dar Madame Logé. 1 This would have been the maternity hospital in Marrakesh established

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Christine Cohen Park

children from the checkpoints to the Israeli hospitals, and back again. Palestinians are not allowed to drive their cars through the checkpoints so it otherwise requires a taxi at around ninety dollars a time, or a lengthy bus journey. In Jerusalem, I meet