How Do You Do “Social”?

We invite you to share your strategies for feeling connected and balancing home and work responsibilities in these social distancing times.

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How do we keep the social alive in our social distancing during this COVID-19 moment? What are your strategies for reworking home as workplace and school, or for managing life home alone? How can we stay safe and still be social and well with one another? We invite you to share the ways you are trying to manage work as well as stay connected, healthy, and compassionate right now, from teleworking spaces to yoga sessions over Zoom to baking recipes to Animal Crossing to phone calls with loved ones. Send 50 words to [email protected] and a photograph too if you like, or tag us on Twitter @news4anthros. We’ll share submissions on the Anthropology News website and publish a selection in our PANDEMIC special issue of the magazine for May/June. Stay well, and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

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During this crisis my wife, Wendy, and I have not had much difficulty. Cleveland State University is completely shut down and she is continuing her courses in Music Therapy on line as I am doing with my psychological anthropology class. Besides teaching on line, I am also very involved in my writing about Ethiopia, indigenous Hawaiian cosmology and healing and the navigation technology of ancient Pacific voyagers.

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