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Peter Levine

On Theorizing Responsibly Although I am pleased to contribute to Democratic Theory in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, I would like to begin with some concerns about theorizing in the midst of a crisis. I will then offer two examples of

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Asma Abbas

the pandemic and of political annihilation, and of the migrant fugues that make it impossible to think about place as a guarantor of being. A migrant who might count as a worker and citizen in more than one place, but probably never as any place's own

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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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The Pandemic of Productivity

The Work of Home and the Work from Home

Suchismita Chattopadhyay

preventive measure, was a luxury in South Asia, given its socio-economic structures. However, nobody was prepared in the least as to how the pandemic was going to be a long-lasting phenomenon dictating a ‘new’ normal. This article takes a closer look at the

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Pandemic Passages

An Anthropological Account of Life and Liminality during COVID-19

Genevieve Bell

me: ‘Costco is out of toilet paper!’ We marvel at the fact that Costco can run out of toilet paper. On 6 March, the City of Austin cancels SXSW, and I cancel my plane tickets. Statistics will tell one kind of story of this pandemic – the number

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Intersectional Pandemics in Bangladesh

The Effects of COVID-19 on Girls

Nasrin Siddiqa

Girls and women are the first victims of any calamity, pandemic, or disaster in developing countries like Bangladesh. As it is, they are very often denied health care, are forced to endure child marriage and early motherhood, and are frequently

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

Less than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, its economic impacts have already been massive (see Dawson and Dennis 2020a ). The world has experienced a stock market crash akin to that in the global financial crisis, the GFC, of 2007

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Protesting in Pandemic Times

COVID-19, Public Health, and Black Lives Matter

Binoy Kampmark

on police brutality ( “How George Floyd's Death” 2020 ). But these protests challenged pandemic regulations. The issue of public health broadened beyond its traditional confines as a scientific, medical issue. It became central to the sociopolitical

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Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

unfamiliar and inherently ambiguous at play here. Why tears, why now? This is my primary concern here. Related to this is my recent interest in the less spectacular effects of social distancing and intimacy in the time of the pandemic: things that creep up

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Museums in the Pandemic

A Survey of Responses on the Current Crisis

Joanna Cobley, David Gaimster, Stephanie So, Ken Gorbey, Ken Arnold, Dominique Poulot, Bruno Brulon Soares, Nuala Morse, Laura Osorio Sunnucks, María de las Mercedes Martínez Milantchí, Alberto Serrano, Erica Lehrer, Shelley Ruth Butler, Nicky Levell, Anthony Shelton, Da (Linda) Kong, and Mingyuan Jiang

, it has helped build cultural resilience. On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. The novel zoonotic disease, first reported to the WHO in December 2019, was no longer restricted to Wuhan or to China, as