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Muhammad Yasir Ali and Ka Lin

index, and social quality index ( Land et al. 2011 ; Abbott et al. 2016 ; Schalock et al. 2005 ). These index systems present information on the ranking based on the survey data but also refer to some statistical data. The main intent of these studies

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

In this, the second of the special issues of Anthropology in Action on ‘COVID-19 and the Transformation of Intimacy’, we move beyond the microbial and the narrowly corporeal to look at social intimacy broadly. This is conceived at multiple

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Social Quality

Regaining Political Economy

Peter Herrmann

good she consumes in the mathematical sense” ( McDowell et al. 2012: 126 ). In other words, while production itself is always a social process—as the “human being … can individuate itself only in the midst of society” ( Marx [1857–1861] 1973

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Social Sensations of Symptoms

Embodied Socialities of HIV and Trauma in Uganda

Lotte Meinert and Susan Reynolds Whyte

Sensations and symptoms are socially shared, as well as individual, experiences. The sensations of one mindful body are not perceived only by that individual, but often also by immediate others. The interpretation of sensations as symptoms of a

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Social Quality in China

An Analysis of the Evaluation of Different Classes

Cui Yan and Huang Yongliang

Research Background Along with the development of its economy and society, China’s “social class groups” have been differentiated. In this article, the concept of social class group refers to a category or cohort of people’s subjective, self

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Physically Distant – Socially Intimate

Reflecting on Public Performances of Resistance in a Pandemic Situation

Marion Hamm

The Italian Day of Liberation, a manifestation commemorating resistance which contains and transgresses the popular, the national and the political, is not usually seen as intimate. This article examines how social intimacy was constructed and re

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Michele Friedner

case because, as the volume’s editors Patrick McKearney and Tyler Zoanni point out, cognitive disability requires that we rethink the category of the social, a category in which those of us working on disability have taken refuge. We’ve attended to deaf

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High-rise social failures

Regulating technologies, authority, and aesthetics in the resettlement of Taipei military villages

Elisa Tamburo

for nearly 60 years, described some inconveniences experienced in the new apartment blocks. Another resident, Aunt Zhao, confirmed that social relationships differed there: “If I want to go to visit Uncle Huang, he is far away in another building

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The Great Shell Game

Ellen Hertz

‘The business of business is business,’ Milton Friedman, a leading figure of the Chicago School of economic thought, famously declaimed. In his 1970 article, ‘The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits’, he argued that

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Hubert Wierciński

Anthropologists and social scientists have successfully investigated biomedical cultures for a long time now ( Doroszewska and Sadowska 2013 ; Hahn and Kleinman 1983 ; Nowakowski 2014 ; Rhodes 1996 ). Despite their achievements, however, the