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    Globalisation and the Corona Virus

    The Covid-19 pandemic underscores an already-existing, more general tension in our current world-system. On the one hand, disease – like capital – is now fully globalised; it knows no boundaries,...

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    Between Poverty and Pathology

    The first sight accosting me on May 9, 2020, as I turned to the news from India, was the image of rotis (flatbreads), some still aggregated in the thin piles in which they were being transported, lying...

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    Crisis and uncertainty – a Swedish perspective

    During the current coronavirus crisis, the whole world has been forced quickly to become accustomed to living in a constant state of uncertainty and unpredictability. Parameters shift from one day to...

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    Southern Silence: American Literature and Viruses

    It is a mystifying fact that the 1918-19 Spanish influenza pandemic—which infected one-third of the world’s population and killed between 50-100 million—inspired almost no works of American literature....

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    Invisible Enemies: Witchcraft and the Virus

    When politicians started calling the coronavirus an “invisible enemy”, it was obvious that the rhetoric accompanying the pandemic was moving from science to magic. Both Donald Trump and Boris Johnson...

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    Two Faces of Trust: Why Trust Matters for COVID-19

    Trust is at the heart of societal and governmental responses to COVID-19, and will inevitably shape and be shaped by those responses. On the one hand, trust is essential for democratic governments needing...

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    Breaking Bread in the Time of Corona

    I too have measured out my life with coffee spoons in the endless days of the lockdown. Instant coffee, to be precise, as I follow the global Dalgona coffee phenomenon that appears daily in my ‘news’...

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    Deadly Intimacies: Covid and the Anthropocene

    ‘I do not intend to conflate ecological with epidemiological calamities, though of course they can be intimately linked’, wrote Anahid Nersessian in 2013. Can we, though, compare Covid-19 to the Anthropocene,...

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