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Scenarios in a Time of Urgency

Shifting Temporality and Technology

Limor Samimian-Darash

, despite the inherent orientation toward the future potentiality in this technology, once an actual event occurs and the temporality of preparedness is overridden by a temporality of urgency, the scenario technology is adapted to the new temporality in

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Affective Futures and Relative Eschatology in American Tibetan Buddhism

Amy Binning

practitioners, and the American religious and temporal landscape, that is, through the affective experience of narratives of preparedness, disaster, and decline. Buddhism's prophecies of decline—common across nearly all schools—place our current moment on a

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‘A small world’

Ethnography of a natural disaster simulation in Lima, Peru

Sandrine Revet

An international idea is that the world must be ‘prepared’ for any disaster situation. Among the many tools and practices that contribute to this frame, the paper focuses on exercises intended to prepare for natural disasters: real‐scale simulation exercises. The object of this paper, based on several studies conducted at sites overseen by the UN natural disaster reduction agency (ISDR) and on a field study of a simulation in Peru in November 2010, is these exercises and their purposes and outcomes. It also explores the conditions of possibility for their ethnography.

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Embedded Social Science and the British Government COVID-19 Response

An Ethnographic Study

Alex Tasker and Lucy C. Irvine

. Stellmach ( 2020 ), ‘ Integrating the Social Sciences in Epidemic Preparedness and Response: A Strategic Framework to Strengthen Capacities and Improve Global Health Security ’, Globalization and Health 16 : 1 – 18 , doi: 10.1186/s12992

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Everyday Carry for Mobile Individuals

Aharon Kellerman

preparedness for assistance in cases of technical, security, or health troubles. Major EDC, notably in developed Western societies, include watches, pens, wallets, car and home key chains, smartphones, flashlights, survival and multi-tool kits, facial tissues

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The Weatherman

The Making of Prepared Farmers and the Postcolonial Predictive State in Kenya

Martin Skrydstrup

gardens) and seemed to have more to do with the formation of new subjectivities, the building of trust and consensus, and the art of waiting for El Niño. Farmers were instilled with a sense of “preparedness,” and at the same time, the authority of the

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A Framework for Social Science in Epidemics

Santiago Ripoll, Annie Wilkinson, Syed Abbas, Hayley MacGregor, Tabitha Hrynick, and Megan Schmidt-Sane

In epidemic preparedness and response, it is now commonly accepted that social science is important in shaping action. The Ebola response in West Africa (2013–2016) incorporated anthropologists in response teams, and enabled platforms on which

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Institutional Readiness for Community–University Alliances

Perspectives on Repatriation

Rebecca L. Bourgeois and Andie D. Palmer

readiness. Approaches to Readiness Readiness facilitates sustainable social change ( Andrews et al. 2012 ). As one of the components of CBPR/CER, readiness pertains to the preparedness of communities to partake in a collaborative project and thus the

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Introduction to the Special Issue

Operationalising Social Science for Epidemic Response

Megan Schmidt-Sane, Catherine Grant, Santiago Ripoll, Tabitha Hrynick, and Syed Abbas

). Anthropological and other social science research has contributed to epidemic response, through attention to cultural and politico-economic context, reframing community ‘resistance’, bolstering community engagement in preparedness and response, and informing

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On Mouffe's Agonism

Why It Is Not a Refutation of Consensus

George Vasilev

Chantal Mouffe's conceptualization of a deliberatively forged consensus as a hegemony and her assertion that adversarial politics best nurtures the conditions of freedom have had a profound influence on contemporary democratic thought. This article takes a critical view of this trend, arguing that a norm of consensus is a very precondition, rather than impediment, for the kind of pluralistic democracy Mouffe and other agonists wish to promote. It is asserted that Mouffe's dehistoricized refutation of consensus lacks causal or explanatory relevance to how concrete actors embedded in empirical situations relate to one another and that the very preparedness to find something acceptable about another is at the heart of what it means to treat others justly.