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Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Problems of Magic Bullet Heroism

emmalouisebackeanthro , January 14th, 2022


By Emma Louise Backe Spider-Man: No Way Home is an adventure further into Marvel’s Phase 4 Multi-Verse, but the movie itself has some surprising messages about public health…


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Unsung Heroes: Jakarta’s Waste Picker Women and Their Unpaid Care Work

standplaatswereld , December 15th, 2021


by Rachma L Putri “I think, as long as I remember, I never felt happy about my life. There is always too much burden in my life” said…


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Before you ‘Just Eat’

standplaatswereld , December 13th, 2021


By Qusai Khwes I opened my eyes; waking up to my back hurting a bit, and my feet a lot.  The day before, I spent more than fifteen…


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Surviving COVID-19 by Chiappori Magdalena Zegarra

Magdalena Zegarra Chiappori , September 9th, 2021


Survival. Perhaps the word carries more weight today than ever. We are all engaged in this exercise of collective survival. Many of us have found ourselves forced to…


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Summer break!

standplaatswereld , July 30th, 2021


This past academic year we have continued with our regular content featuring anthropological analyses of current events (the pandemic and the assassination of Peter R. de Vries, for…


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The Social Potential of Continuing to Wear Masks by Christos Lynteris

Christos Lynteris , July 29th, 2021


We are often told that anti-epidemic masks should not be politicised. Though often well intentioned, this admonition falls short of taking masks seriously as social and historical objects….


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Falling off the cliff: Mythical sacrifice mirrored in Sweden’s Covid-19 response by Carolina Johnson

Carolina Johnson , July 23rd, 2021


Ättestupa is the Swedish word given to a number of steep cliffs. The myth of the ättestupa holds that in prehistoric Nordic times, older community members would throw themselves off…


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Mediated Intimacies: Teletherapy and the Changing Face of American Mental Healthcare by Rebecca J. Lester

Rebecca J. Lester , June 23rd, 2021


“Hello?  Hello? Can you hear me?”  “I can, but your head is cut off.  I just see your neck.  Can you hear me?” “Yeah, yeah, I hear you. &nb…


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Long Covid, chronic fatigue syndrome and women: the shadow of hysteria by Ilana Löwy

Ilana Löwy , May 25th, 2021


Is long Covid disseminated by newspapers? On April 14th, 2021, the British journalist and writer George Monbiot published an article entitled “Apparently just by talking about it, I’m…


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The World Health Organization (WHO): A Problem of Trust

Maximilian C. Forte , May 25th, 2021


Over the past twenty years or so, what has been the record of the World Health Organization when it comes to major public health crises? Has the WHO…


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‘Weather-ing’ the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the UK by Brianne Wenning

Brianne Wenning , May 20th, 2021


Few things are more stereotypically British than discussing the weather. A sense of national pride seems to pervades this discussion. In fact, during our time in the UK…


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Caring for home: The failures of vaccine nationalism, or, Why the pandemic will not be over soon by Luisa Madrigal

Luisa Madrigal , May 18th, 2021


Para español aquí. It was one of those early spring evenings where the sun was warm and the air fresh. My friends and I were at the park,…


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After a Year of Being Locked Down

Maximilian C. Forte , May 17th, 2021


Nobody (as far as I know) has commented on how hard this year of lockdowns has been on university professors. That’s good: nobody should. Many millions of workers…


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How does/did Modi do it? The significance of ‘decisionism’

John Harriss , May 12th, 2021


An introductory note: In the short space of time that has elapsed since I first drafted this essay – in the last week of March 2021 – and…


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Visions of Black Futurity Amidst the Double Pandemic of COVID-19 and Police Brutality by Nadia Mbonde

Nadia Mbonde , May 11th, 2021


When I ask Willow, an Afro-Puerto Rican young woman in her 20s, if quarantine has helped reduce the stigma of mental illness, she responds: I think it will…


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Thinking through the ‘Biosocial’: Rhythmic Reflections in Pandemic Times by Simon Williams

Simon Williams , April 19th, 2021


Much has been written of late on the ‘biosocial’ in the social sciences and humanities — see for example Ingold (2013), Meloni et al (2016), Lloyd and Muller…


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Solidarity, infrastructure and critical pedagogy during COVID-19: Lessons from Brazil by Dominique P. Béhague

Dominique P. Béhague , April 7th, 2021


Even before the pandemic hit Brazil’s favelas, residents began organizing to protect themselves — against both the novel coronavirus and the government’s active suppression of effective public …


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Mobility and immobility during the pandemic: Experiences on a journey from Amsterdam to Semarang

standplaatswereld , March 12th, 2021


By Pamungkas (Yudha) Dewanto           As a response to the global corona crisis, authorities all over the world set strict health protocols for travelers. Focusing on the case of…


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On the Search for the Origins of COVID-19: A Forum by Andrew Lakoff

Andrew Lakoff , March 4th, 2021


More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus causing the disease remains uncertain. The predominant theory is that its emergence in human populations…


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Chronic living: ethnographic explorations of daily lives swayed by (multiple) medical conditions by Ayo Wahlberg

Ayo Wahlberg , February 25th, 2021


On the 12th of January 2020, the World Health Organization confirmed that the “mystery virus” which, according to reports from China, had infected some 50 people in the…


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Africa, the Cutting Edge for Health Care: Lessons from The Continent for the U.S. during COVID-19 by Emma Bunkley

Emma Bunkley , February 25th, 2021


While the United States is often celebrated as a global leader in health expertise, it currently leads the world in COVID-19 infections and deaths. African countries, often considered…


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Disability Justice and Material Needs: Reflections on the Experiences of Autistic New Yorkers Living Under Covid-19 by Cara Ryan

Cara Ryan , February 19th, 2021


As a member of NYU’s Disability Equity in the Time of COVID-19 research team during the summer of 2020[1], I had the opportunity to conduct seven virtual interviews by…


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African Immigrant Care Workers & COVID in the US: Their Fears, Protections, and Recalibrations by Cati Coe

Cati Coe , February 16th, 2021


The US healthcare system depends on the labor of immigrant healthcare professionals, a fact mainly unrecognized and unreported during the pandemic. Twenty-eight percent of physicians are foreign-born…


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The scientific entrepreneur as hero: from Arrowsmith to the covid-19 vaccines by Ilana Löwy

Ilana Löwy , January 29th, 2021


Cover Arrowsmith, Pocket Books, 1944 Edition Sinclair Lewis’s novel Arrowsmith, published in 1925 to critical and public acclaim (the book was awarded the Pulitzer prize, although Lewis refus…


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