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Changing perspectives, Infrastructuring care

Rebecca_Irons , November 27th, 2020


MICHELA COZZA On 21 March 2020, during the first COVID-19 pandemic peak in Italy, a group of doctors working at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, published…


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PHOTO ESSAY: SHELTER IN PLACE

Rebecca_Irons , November 16th, 2020


AMANDA NESCI For many, home is seen as a place you come back to, retreat, relax, decompress. How does this relationship change when our homes become our whole…


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Consciously (Re)Quarantined

Rebecca_Irons , November 9th, 2020


As nations across Europe find the inevitable domino of new national lockdowns knocking into them, we may all approach ‘this time’ differently from the last. During the interim…


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Bioethical and Biopolitical Considerations Concerning Racism and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Chile

Rebecca_Irons , September 18th, 2020


RAÚL VILLARROEL Given the great shockwaves caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which in recent months has shaken the whole world, there is cause to suspect that this…


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Bioethical Guidelines of ‘Extreme Triage’ Under Covid: The Question of ‘Possible Lives’ in Latin America

Rebecca_Irons , September 15th, 2020


ABRIL SALDAÑA Assuming a shortage of medical resources to treat patients with Covid-19, many countries in Latin America have discussed or established bioethical guides for limited resource allocat…


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Bioethics as a Mediator in Times of Pandemic

Rebecca_Irons , September 11th, 2020


CARLA ALICIA SUÁREZ FÉLIX During the last months, as the world has been marked by the pandemic, there has been much discussion about the role that bioethics could…


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Complex Bioethics and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rebecca_Irons , September 9th, 2020


Alterity and Otherness as a Necessary Framework for Thinking About New Social Relationships in a New Post-Pandemic World LUCAS FRANÇA GARCIA AND JOSÉ ROBERTO GOLDIM In Brazil, the…


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When Coronavirus Meets an Armed Conflict

Rebecca_Irons , September 7th, 2020


Death and Dying in Colombia During the COVID-19 Pandemic MARÍA FERNANDA OLARTE-SIERRA Not all dead bodies are the same, just as not all deaths are equal. Some dead…


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Problemas bioéticos ¿emergentes o persistentes? expuestos por la pandemia COVID-19

Rebecca_Irons , September 4th, 2020


JOSÉ RAMÓN ACOSTA SARIEGO El escenario de una catástrofe anunciada. La pandemia COVID-19 ha mostrado en toda su crudeza las falencias, vulnerabilidades, injusticias y desigualdades que aquejan …


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Values Revealed: COVID-19 in Cuba

Rebecca_Irons , September 2nd, 2020


CARLOS JESÚS DELGADO DÍAZ The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Cuba on March 11, 2020. Since then, 2291 patients have been confirmed to have had the…


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Introduction to Series: COVID-19 voices from Latin America and the Caribbean

Rebecca_Irons , August 31st, 2020


ABRIL SALDANA By August 2020, Latin America and the Caribbean has become the epicentre of the pandemic with more than 5.4 million COVID-19 cases confirmed and 210,000 fatalities….


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Something Old, Something New

Rebecca_Irons , August 26th, 2020


Embodied Practices and Production of Mobility in Moscow Public Transport during Covid-19 YANA BAGINA “… then I realized it is not hysteria, it’s just reality” (description of the…


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Subway: a silver lining of the COVID-19 quarantine in Moscow

Rebecca_Irons , August 24th, 2020


VARVARA KOBYSHCHA AND KSENIA SHEPETINA The text is based on the data collected within the project “Everyday practices of public health: (Non)Following sanitary rules at Moscow public transport…


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On the tendency to periodise capitalism through the event of the global pandemic

Rebecca_Irons , August 7th, 2020


JAKUB CRCHA & SHACHI MOKASHI The coronavirus, by the virtue of its novelty, sudden unexpected appearance, and the scale of consequent disruption, has been easily incorporated into the…


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The Pandemic Push to Rethink the Field Site

Rebecca_Irons , August 3rd, 2020


New Intimacies and De-Masking in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. A Reflective Blog CLAIRE SOMERVILLE The concept of fieldwork, and its’ physical manifestation, the “field site”, has bee…


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Mapping out the Affect of Covid-19 on Cancer Care in the UK: Reflections on a Changed Landscape

Rebecca_Irons , July 24th, 2020


CLARA FABIAN-THEROND As a medical anthropology PhD student my plan was to start ethnographic research, examining the socio-cultural impact of personalised therapeutics in the NHS colorectal and ov…


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From Transmutation to Strangeness: The House under Scrutiny

Rebecca_Irons , July 10th, 2020


MARÍA FLORENCIA BLANCO ESMORIS La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina I woke up, changed, and my partner made mate[1]. I looked at my cell phone and I had at…


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The Making of a Paper Crisis: Coexisting with COVID-19 in Indonesia

Rebecca_Irons , July 6th, 2020


GEGER RIYANTO The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly far from over in Indonesia. In fact, as I write this piece (June 6th), the COVID-19 infections are constantly escalating. Each…


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The Case Against The ‘Singularity’

Rebecca_Irons , July 3rd, 2020


GRAHAM WILKES The definition of a ‘Singularity’ is something with ‘an unusual or distinctive manner or behaviour’. Something, or an event, that is ‘out of the ordinary’. Something…


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Caring in the times of Corona

Rebecca_Irons , July 1st, 2020


PARAS ARORA How does one write about social isolation, mental health issues, and care work-induced fatigue in a local context already scarred with abandonment, loneliness and chronic caregiving?…


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The Virus And Fear: How Will We Deal With These Two Pandemics?

Rebecca_Irons , June 16th, 2020


MARTA ABATEPAULO DE FARIA Considered the most severe respiratory syndrome since the Spanish flu (an H1N1 pandemic) in 1918, which killed between 20 and 50 million people worldwide[1],…


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Lives and Deaths with Dementia During Covid-19: Our Shameful (But Hopefully Transformative) Post-Pandemic Legacy

Rebecca_Irons , June 12th, 2020


CRISTINA DOUGLAS “How do I escape from here?” The question took me by complete surprise. “This is a care home, Muriel. Your daughter brought you here because it’s…


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It’s More Than A Juxtaposition: On Discussing Black Lives Matter Demonstrations in the ‘Land of the Free’ and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rebecca_Irons , June 9th, 2020


TIFFANY LOERA No te preocupes hija, estamos bien, my mom says reassuringly to me over the phone as we discuss the current state of the United States. As…


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Pain and Plight of People with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic: Reflections from Nepal

Rebecca_Irons , June 8th, 2020


OBINDRA B. CHAND Recently, in a public forum Lindsay Lee, a WHO Technical Officer with expertise in disability issues, mentioned, “What worries me perhaps more than anything is just…


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