Tag: isolation

Q and A with Professor Diane Enns on Thinking Through Loneliness

Rose Deller , June 13th, 2022

13-17 June 2022 is Loneliness Awareness Week in the UK. We speak to Professor Diane Enns about her new book, Thinking Through Loneliness, touching on topics such as…

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#Corona: Connected by extension – How paying connects old regimes and new isolations

Benedict Mette-Starke , November 10th, 2020

  The situation in Myanmar during and shortly after my fieldwork in March 2020 reminded me of the uncertainty of knowledge and call for prudence which started the…


Pandemic Time by Barclay Bram

Barclay Bram , July 7th, 2020

I was sitting at my computer when we got the call. My father in his chair, my mother on the sofa. Two days earlier we had found out…


The power of bingo during COVID-19 by Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan , May 25th, 2020

As lockdowns impose physical distancing, communities are imagining new ways to connect, and there is one surprising, shared tactic communities across the world are using to bolster social…


Über Selbstlosigkeit

PatrickHohlweck , May 24th, 2020

Die Änderungen unserer Lebensweisen in den vergangenen Wochen haben gezeigt, dass es an der Zeit ist, unsere Annahmen über die Bedingungen individuellen Lebens zu überprüfen. Gut, dass einige…

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Peripheral participants: Thinking through distortion, displacement, nullification by Henrik Vigh

Henrik Vigh , October 1st, 2018

Warm haze As I spoke, people looked at me worriedly. The kindness in their eyes was mixed with curiosity and concern. Rather than answering me, they turned to…


Refraction of participation by Jeannette Pols

Jeannette Pols , October 1st, 2018

Refraction of participation What does it mean to participate? What does participation do?[1] The etymology of ‘participation’ traces from the Latin word participationem, which translates as ‘sharing, …


Bourdieu on UC Santa Cruz

eli , March 25th, 2017

I just came across Pierre Bourdieu’s curious comment on American universities and their set-apartness from society: American universities, especially the most prestigious and the most exclusive,…


A Hero of Solitude #MeadCompetition

Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen , February 6th, 2017

The person I wish to present in the following, a 72-year-old man named Herman, has withdrawn from almost all human contact. But to what extent could we accept…