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Experiencing Graduated Intimacies during Lockdown (Fengcheng)

A Reflexive and Comparative Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban China

Junjie Chen

the traditional New Year's Eve festivities – the Chinese state imposed a ‘lockdown’ ( fengcheng ) in Wuhan, a metropolis with a population of 11-million-plus in Hubei Province in central China, in order to quarantine an outbreak of COVID-19. As the

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‘It's Like Waking Up in the Library’

How an International Student Dorm in Copenhagen Became a Closed Circuit during COVID-19

Brian McGahey

On 11 March 2020, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced that Denmark would become the second country in Europe to enter lockdown. This article examines how this lockdown has affected international students living in an international

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Micro-Mobilities in Lockdown

Peter Merriman

molecular. 1 Mobility is, I would argue, ubiquitous—even during government lockdowns 2 —but this is not to say that movements are uniform, uncontrollable, or purposeless. 3 Different movements and mobilities possess different qualities, speeds, and are

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The Exile of Speech

Re-reading Genesis 6–9 in the Light of Lockdown

Angela West

reading of the text! But as the floods subsided, a new threat appeared on the horizon, as we found ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, caused by the virus Covid-19. For me the ensuing lockdown served to flag up the story, together with Zornberg

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The Lockdown of Koti Intimacies

Banhishikha Ghosh

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected diverse sections of the Indian population, predominantly those in working-class professions. To curtail and counteract the pandemic, a nationwide lockdown was commenced on 24 March 2020. The pandemic has

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Haptic Mediations

Intergenerational Kinship in the Time of COVID-19

Bob Simpson

In recent months, two new words have acquired widespread use in Anglophone worlds: ‘lockdown’ and ‘social distancing’. The former refers to prolonged confinement, usually in the home, and the latter to a self-imposed cordon sanitaire of between

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Quarantime

Lockdown and the Global Disruption of Intimacies with Routine, Clock Time, and the Intensification of Time-Space Compression

Rebecca Irons

something so ordinary and transparent in everyday life’ (1992: 116). This article seeks to address this issue as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic and the social phenomenon of global lockdown through introducing the concept of Quarantime. As highlighted

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Left Behind by COVID-19

Experiences of “Left-Behind” Girls in Rural China

Jue Wang

social norms and inequalities. This study was motivated by my desire to learn about the challenges that rural “left-behind” girls were experiencing during lockdown and by my concern that some traditional rural child-rearing approaches that put girls at

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A UK Psychologist's Reflections on the First Year of the COVID-19 Lockdown

Can We Talk about a Jewish Experience?

Nikki Scheiner

(uncertain) health. Libertarians and some economists challenged the teleological narrative of governments, arguing that curfews, lockdowns and masks are false economies, that may have helped manage the crisis in the intensive care units (ICUs) of the UK

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Biopolitical Leviathan

Understanding State Power in the Era of COVID-19 through the Weberian-Foucauldian Theory of the State

Lars Erik Løvaas Gjerde

Mann's work, so to enable our theoretical marriage. Fifth, we formalise this marriage by analysing the lockdown through a Weberian-Foucauldian lens based on the two literatures on the pandemic. The Foucauldian Theory of Power The Foucauldian