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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 149–180.
Published: 01 December 2021
... downturn associated with COVID-19 and the measures to contain it, meaning many foreign workers in Singapore have left, and unemployment has risen. The decline of many industries coupled with the sudden growth of delivery companies has led to a glut of news stories about people leaving well-paid, stable...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 27–53.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., social atomization, precarity, abandonment, and premature death under the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had especially lethal consequences for those who are impoverished, racially abjected, and deemed violable or disposable within economies of dispossession. For Indigenous peoples under US...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2020
... devastating pandemics, real and imagined, I failed to anticipate the medical, social, and economic chaos that COVID-19 would unleash. I recognized the basic epidemiological and narrative patterns fast enough—a Chinese origin, possible “exotic” animal vectors, debates about wet markets—but not the devastating...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 7–26.
Published: 01 December 2021
... centuries. Crisis wasn't a state of exception but a form of social organization. It's no wonder that for so many older Vietnamese the COVID-19 pandemic—particularly the shelter-in-place orders and the prohibitions against large public and private gatherings—is resurfacing memories of their earlier lives...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 121–147.
Published: 01 December 2021
... contradictory policies that allowed cronies to hoard dollars and corner the market on vital goods while also instituting unrealistic price controls on certain commodities to appease the hungry masses. The mad rush to hoard groceries during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic was something I thought...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 37–54.
Published: 01 September 2021
...-teaching an architecture seminar titled “Non-compliant Bodies” with my colleague Joel Sanders. At the time of my departure from the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed like something about which to remain alert but that was still half a world away. During my trip, I spoke to packed lecture halls...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 55–73.
Published: 01 December 2021
...@emerson.edu e.kim@northeastern.edu Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 care COVID-19 breath antimaskers pandemic Sandy Alexandre and Kimberly Juanita Brown These offerings for the 2020 issue of Social Text cohere around the marked interiority and isolation that have...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 149–156.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and antiausterity protests in Puerto Rico and Chile, the Umbrella and Arab Spring movements across Hong Kong, North Africa, and the Middle East, not to mention the fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic, all point to the global entanglements of crisis and catastrophe. If ever we were in a moment in which...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2022
... heat and dangerous flooding. 8 The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated these conditions, generating a crisis of brutal ferocity in which the most basic conditions of social reproduction were stripped from ever-larger numbers of people around the globe. The pandemic played out as an intensification...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 83–101.
Published: 01 December 2021
...@pratt.edu tavia.nyongo@yale.edu Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Black Lives Matter 2020 COVID-19 Zoom Michael Mandiberg As New York paused for COVID-19, almost all my human contact and communication ceased. Like many information workers, I found myself on hours...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (4 (149)): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 2021
... not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. BLM uprising COVID-19 2020. The year 2020 lunged ahead, each day revealing more and more drastic and catastrophic events. These were not new catastrophes; in fact they were all too familiar, to some people more than others. But they piled on one...
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Social Text (2022) 40 (1 (150)): 91–108.
Published: 01 March 2022
... months. In 2020, it was the COVID-19 pandemic that interrupted our work. Our research has also highlighted the unbalance of the multiple alliances developed by the community leaders. While most of our academic work has continued via home offices, this is not a viable alternative for those who must plant...