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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

social isolation resulting from the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, and their likely reinforcement of pervasive inequitable gendered norms. Emerging research suggests that the physical distancing measures implemented to prevent the spread of the virus

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COVID and the Era of Emergencies

What Type of Freedom is at Stake?

Danielle Celermajer and Dalia Nassar

. Totalitarianism is, she suggests, both facilitated by and in turn engenders certain basic experiences in living together, or characteristic states. One is isolation, a political condition that she distinguishes from the more personal condition of loneliness, and

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Modernisation and Social Change

The Impact on Iranian Elderly Social Networks and Care Systems

Mary Elaine Hegland, Zahra Sarraf, and Mohammad Shahbazi

Anthropological field research in Iran, mainly in the village of Aliabad and in nearby Shiraz in south-west Iran, has documented radical social, cultural, religious and economic change over the last 28 years. Increasing emphasis on the nuclear rather than the extended family and pressures for geographic and social mobility have profoundly influenced the lives of the elderly. The traditional family system of support for elders - with regard to emotional and social needs, as well as financial assistance and physical care - is breaking down. Social scientists, social workers and health personnel must focus on adequately addressing the needs and concerns of the Iranian elderly in the twenty-first century and on developing alternative systems to deal with key elderly issues of health, well-being and social incorporation.

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Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

distancing and social isolation are having on already vulnerable girls and young women experiencing sex- and gender-based violence. All over the world girls and young women are facing increasing levels of precariousness as a direct result of the health

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Denis Vuka

during the years of Albania’s self-isolation from 1978 to 1990, which followed the country’s withdrawal from the international arena. The 1980s saw in textbooks a dramatic increase in the use of images and visual resources—and a proliferation of myths

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Intersectional Pandemics in Bangladesh

The Effects of COVID-19 on Girls

Nasrin Siddiqa

. Self-isolation has increased the rates of gender-based violence. Early marriage and pregnancy are among the drastic effects of school closures and many parents have married off their underage daughters or sold them off to rich families as domestic

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

when we venture outside. We strain to see them, for sighting is a comfort: we are not alone in isolation and fear. We relish contact and conversation from a distance. Our back and forth is personal and individual. How are you navigating daily tasks? Are

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What Makes a Panther a Panther?

Genetics, Human Perceptions, and the Complexity of Species Categorization

Catherine Macdonald and Julia Wester

experience “species” as being both a social and biological construct, and that the question of what a species is cannot be “solved” or answered in isolation from subjective and socially constructed questions about how an animal or group of animals fits into

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Boundaries and Margins

The Making of the ‘Golden Cage’

Eirini Chrysocheri

as commercial businesses owned by Greeks were found throughout the city, while several residential areas were also known to be Greek neighbourhoods, like the Quartier Greque and Ibrahimya. But Greeks did not live in isolation from the other

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Eóin Flannery

character through that which is fractured and alienated. From Ronan's personal self-alienation to the figuration of these participants in his pornographic world as ‘a network of loneliness’, emotion is siphoned away through shared isolation. The internet