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American Quarantine

The Right to Housing in a Pandemic

Bonnie Honig

“Housing should be a human right, everybody deserves a place to live to lay their head, that sense of security.” 1 The Online Etymology Dictionary says the term “quarantine” dates back to 17th century Venice and refers to a health policy

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Quarantine and Its Malcontents

How Liberians Responded to the Ebola Epidemic Containment Measures

Umberto Pellecchia

quarantine of an entire neighbourhood such as this one as being in the interests of the wider public. Unfortunately, this event resulted in the death of the young Shakie Kamaraa, a fifteen year-old boy shot in his legs by a police officer during the protests

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‘Atomic Bombs’ in Monrovia, Liberia

The Identity and Stigmatisation of Ebola Survivors

Emilie Venables

still in doubt of this thing. (Male survivor, Chicken Soup Factory, 67 years old) The female survivor cited below talked about how people in her community were scared of her and enforced their own 21-day period of quarantine to protect themselves against

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On Money and Quarantine

A Self-Ethnography from Italy

Francesca Messineo

and disgusting birds. Incidentally, this effort entails a set of procedures as accurate as the one depicted above and which have seen further formalisation during the quarantine. I have won a few battles, thanks to so much time spent at home, but I

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Graham Holderness

Jim Crace's novel Quarantine purports to be a text of 'post-Dawkins scientific atheism'. It re-sets the mystical gospel story of the Temptation in the Wilderness into a materialist universe where only the laws of nature preside, and thus converges on a well-established fictional form, the naturalistic biographical representation of Jesus in a fully realised historical setting. The Messianic claims of Jesus are assumed to evaporate under this scrutiny, and the truth-claims of religion itself to crumble beneath the application of scientific observation and the invocation of scientific laws. In the event however the novel discloses an imaginative and visionary realm in which miracles, for which there is no naturalistic explanation, happen. Holderness argues that like other agnostic writers who engage with Jesus, Crace is to some degree of God's party without knowing it.

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

Rebecca Irons

, both global infectious disease epidemics and imposed quarantine during them are not new to humanity. However, the COVID-19 quarantine is unique in a number of ways, making it something other and worthy of anthropological reflection. The first

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Islamic Biopolitics during Pandemics in Russia

Intertextuality of Religious, Medical and Political Discourses

Sofya A. Ragozina

life in global quarantine. The category of the body, or rather the need for its hasty reinterpretation, has come to the fore. The body appeared not only in the sphere of religious regulations, but above all now became a subject of medical and state

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Ebola and Accusation

Gender and Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response

Olive Melissa Minor

deployed Sierra Leonean and foreign military personnel to direct the Ebola response, which GOSL organised into six pillars: (1) case management, (2) surveillance and quarantine, (3) safe burial, (4) logistics, (5) psychosocial support, and (6) social

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Engaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak

Case Studies from West Africa

Emilie Venables and Umberto Pellecchia

and community engagement; non-Ebola health-care and safe burial rituals ( Calain and Porcin 2015 ) as well as psychosocial support. As Pellecchia’s work in this issue and elsewhere discusses, other containment interventions such as mass quarantine and

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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

Jessica Brinkworth, Korinta Maldonado, Ellen Moodie, and Gilberto Rosas

. Management admitted it was ‘complex’ to track employees being tested and to follow up with those who had to be quarantined. That's when they contacted the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They then announced confidently to the local press: We