September 2020

Volume 12 | Number 2 | September 2020 AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AirwaysMary Louise Pratt Making Meat in the Time of COVID-19Donald D. Stull Working Through the Pandemic: What Crises Tell Us About EconomicsDavid Griffith The Habitus of Agglomeration: Crowding and (Non) Compliance in an Indian CityKaren Coelho and Mathangi Krishnamurthy Where Have All […]

Making Meat in the Time of COVID-19

Donald D. Stull To cite this article: Donald D. Stull (2020) Making Meat in the Time of COVID-19, Anthropology Now, 12:2, 5-17, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1820786 The first case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States was identified on January 20, 2020. The first death was reported on February 29. Agricultural futures began falling in […]

Airways

Mary Louise Pratt To cite this article: Mary Louise Pratt (2020) Airways, Anthropology Now, 12:2, 1-4, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1824789 June 9, 2020. The 20-minute Xigong routine I follow every morning on YouTube is all about breathing. “If you want more energy, the best place to start is your breathing,” says my adorable guide, arms floating  above  […]

Lessons from European Austerity Facilitate Grassroots Collective Responses amid COVID-19

Bayla Ostrach and Megan A. Carney Neighborhood-level social solidarity efforts that emerged following the 2008 global financial crisis and attendant austerity measures in Sicily and Catalunya[i] continue in response to local impacts of COVID-19. These efforts have been especially pronounced in working-class and migrant neighborhoods where we conduct ongoing fieldwork — restrictions on travel related […]

Disability and Dismantling: Four Reflections in a Time of COVID-19

Rijul Kochhar To cite this article: Rijul Kochhar (2020) Disability and Dismantling: Four Reflections in a Time of COVID-19, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 73-75, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1761213 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/19428200.2020.1761213 Four thought formations coalesce in my mind as I witness the unfolding CO- VID-19 pandemic. My personal experience of living with a disability and […]

It’s All Free Speech Until Someone Dies in a Pandemic

Carolyn M. Rouse To cite this article: Carolyn M. Rouse (2020) It’s All Free Speech Until Someone Dies in a Pandemic, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 66-72, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1761212 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/19428200.2020.1761212 As teens, at the suggestion of something risky or edgy, my friends and I would do our best impersonation of a scolding […]

Are We in the Same Boat? Ethnographic Lessons of Sheltering in Place from International Seafarers and Algerian Harraga in the Age of Global Pandemic

Stephanie Love & Liang Wu To cite this article: Stephanie Love & Liang Wu (2020) Are We in the Same Boat? Ethnographic Lessons of Sheltering in Place from International Seafarers and Algerian Harraga in the Age of Global Pandemic, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 55-65, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1761211 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/19428200.2020.1761211 As the pandemic of […]

Reconstituting China in a Time of Pandemic

Eric S. Henry To cite this article: Eric S. Henry (2020) Reconstituting China in a Time of Pandemic, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 50-54, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1761210 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/19428200.2020.1761210 COVID-19 has rapidly reconfigured the lives of people around the world in away that has deconstituted many of our previously familiar social relations. We have […]

COVID-19 Dispatches from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tram Luong To cite this article: Tram Luong (2020) COVID-19 Dispatches from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Anthropology Now, 12:1, 45-49, DOI: 10.1080/19428200.2020.1761209 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/19428200.2020.1761209 March 2, 2020, could have been just another day in Ho Chi Minh City, the economic powerhouse of Vietnam, except it was not. The symbolic skyscraper […]

Editor’s Note

The introduction to this special issue, An Anthropology of the COVID-19 Pandemic, highlights the collective nature of its production. However, two especially important participants in all of this deserve special mention. Maria D. Vesperi and Emily Martin were so central to this project that I would be remiss if I did not comment here on […]