The Distance of a Hockey Stick

In the era of an invisible airborne disease, the practice of walking on the streets, once unthought, is not only thought but fraught as we negotiate public space with new ideas about self-and-other hygiene.

The Future of Shareholder Activism

Traditionally, the norm for public companies in the United States is to hold in-person Annual General Meetings. Will the move to virtual meetings prompted by COVID-19 prove permanent in the United States and elsewhere?

On Banal Security

Banal security provides a unique lens to assess South Korea’s COVID-19 response beyond claims of citizen solidarity, South Korea and East Asia as a communal culture versus the individualization of the West, and even democratic decision-making.

A Question, an Answer, and the Language of Care

Communicating care has been swiftly ritualized in the pandemic, from rainbow paintings to birthday horn-honking caravans to nightly cheering of workers through city streets. These actions show dearness accruing at points of need and suggest that the language of care provides one kind of sustenance across a straining society.

The Urban Disease Revealed in Italy

COVID-19 brought to the fore the pathology of our metropoles. It is a pathology rooted in their economic structure, which draws from precariousness.

Ethnographic Disruption in the Time of COVID-19

At its best, anthropology strives to understand the complexities of human existence and the ethical and moral dilemmas and choices that face us. The discipline that is invested in documenting societal change will have to formulate ways to work through an event that is unprecedented in most of our lifetimes.

The Meaning of Lockdown in Bangladesh

Terms such as “lockdown,” “quarantine,” “social distancing,” and “isolation” became ubiquitous during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these were not familiar to the people of many non-Western countries like Bangladesh, and were often misunderstood or at least not understood accordingly.