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Das Jahrhundert der Pandemien. Ein Gespräch mit Mark Honigsbaum

Mark Honigsbaum , January 19th, 2022

Der Medizinhistoriker Mark Honigsbaum spricht von einem „Jahrhundert der Pandemien“, das sich von der Spanischen Grippe 1918 bis in unsere Corona-bedingte Gegenwart zieht. Im Gespräch mit Philipp Sara…

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The century of pandemics. A conversation with Mark Honigsbaum

Mark Honigsbaum , January 19th, 2022

Medical historian Mark Honigsbaum speaks of a “century of pandemics” that stretches from the Spanish flu of 1918 to our Corona-related present. In an interview with Philipp Sarasin,…

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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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9/11 and Beyond: Our World of Toxic Exposure/COVID-19 Syndemics by Merrill Singer

Merrill Singer , January 5th, 2022

For the last 25 years, in my work as an applied medical anthropologist, I have called attention to and explored syndemics, the biosocial adverse interaction of two or…


Infrastructures of inequality: Caring tweets, public health, and COVID-19 in Delhi by Emilija Zabiliūte

Emilija Zabiliūte , December 27th, 2021

One tweet asks for help finding a hospital bed in Delhi, India’s capital. Another asks where to find oxygen. These tweets joined a sea of similar pleas for…


Protecting the Pandemic from the People: Perpetual Panic, Permanent Emergency

Maximilian C. Forte , December 26th, 2021

There are some suggestions that the Omicron variant could well end “the pandemic”. And that is a problem. It is a problem on two fronts. First, a variant that…


#Proudtobeprotected: Selfie booths and framing the self for visibility

Rebecca_Irons , December 6th, 2021

RAHUL ADVANI In April and May 2021, the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, driven largely by the delta variant, saw the country’s collapsing healthcare…

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Book Review: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid during the Covid-19 Crisis edited by Marina Sitrin and Colectiva Sembrar

Rose Deller , November 25th, 2021

In Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid during the Covid-19 Crisis, Marina Sitrin and Colectiva Sembrar explore how communities in different areas of the world mobilised to help one another during the…

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Recognising the Spirit of Ubuntu in Khayelitsha Community Response to the Covid-19 pandemic

guestanthropologist , November 25th, 2021

by Megan Anderson In the second-largest peri-urban settlement in South Africa, Khayelitsha, the coronavirus has proliferated with recorded cases over 6,500. The township has become one of the…

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Rafael Wainer: COVID-19: Complicity, complacency, and connections

focaal_admin , November 22nd, 2021

Image 1: Social distancing signs. Photo by ©Acabashi CC-BY-SA 4.0 To understand the massive world-disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic we need a sociology of complicity. Since the different…


Intersections of Political Power, Religion, and Public Health in Africa: Covid-19, Tanzanian President Magufuli, and Nigerian Prophet T. B. Joshua by Laura A. Meek

Laura A. Meek , November 12th, 2021

This is the final piece in the Contested Truths series, which has been edited by Jia Hui Lee, Laura A. Meek, and Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa. This series analyzes…


The Limit of Defense: Life in a Taiwanese Military Training Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Leo Chu

Leo Chu , October 26th, 2021

On the morning of 23rd February 2021, I boarded a bus from my home in northern Taiwan to a nearby military training center. There I joined another four…


Forum urban_land_scapes

Blog des Institut für Europäische Ethnologie , October 25th, 2021

Geschätzte Lesedauer: 2 Minuten Das Forum urban_land_scapes hat sich 2019 als eigenständige Arbeitsgruppe am Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Uni Wien gegründet. Ziel ist es, die kulturwissensc…

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A Life of Struggle: Imam Yasin Abu Bakr

Maximilian C. Forte , October 24th, 2021

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, just after 9:00pm, Imam Yasin Abu Bakr of the Jama’at al-Muslimeen of Trinidad and Tobago, passed away at the age of 80. He…


Co-signature Event Context: Toward a Participatory Electronic Health Record

Naomi Schoenfeld , October 21st, 2021

Stacks of paper records. Photo credit: Wesley Tingey, Unsplash The days of doctors scratching illegible notes in charts fated to hide in obscure files never read by another…


What Should Teachers Teach?

Alma Gottlieb , September 27th, 2021

Source here. Educators are wringing their hands these days about how much students have “fallen behind” the past year.  News story after news story laments a year of…

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Reconnected in a Disconnected World: The Role of Objects in Shaping Practices

The Familiar Strange , September 26th, 2021

Our local streets became our sole stomping ground, yet walking the same route everyday had some unexpected gains. On these very streets, actually on the very ground, something…

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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…


What if . . .?

Alma Gottlieb , September 7th, 2021

What if a country had a great public health system? What if that country had a veritable army of public health nurses? What if those public health nurses…

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“I’m Not an Anti-Vaxxer, I Just Don’t Want This Vaccine”: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy among Pregnant Women

Kate Dielentheis , August 31st, 2021

“The world isn’t made up of good people and death eaters.” -JK Rowling The world isn’t made up of people who choose to vaccinate and those who are…


Masks and Their Moralities

joeclifford95 , August 29th, 2021

For some, instructions to wear masks in public places have been an opportunity to chart new courses in fashion or have simply been a minor inconvenience in the…

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A Tale of Two [Unvaxed] Women

Alma Gottlieb , August 21st, 2021

We needed to find a new plumber. I called around. The first business that seemed willing to clean our boiler and replace a problematic hose spigot had availability…

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Blog des Institut für Europäische Ethnologie , August 2nd, 2021

Beitrag und Foto von Mariella Neuberg und Niklas Schrade Die Welt befindet sich seit dem Beginn der Corona-Pandemie in einem kollektiven Wartezustand – der Alltag der Gesellschaft wurde…

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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….