Letters and Reflections

A Plea from Jakarta: May Empathy and Sympathy be the New Normal

Wisnu Adihartono

Jakarta, Indonesia 17 September 2020
Essays

“Our physical and mental health are most affected by our material conditions”: The Struggle of Frontline Health Workers in India

Sanjana Santosh

Facing the pressure to do multiple surveys along with their routine work, frontline health workers in India wonder why the collected data is so valued while their labour and time congealed within the data remain undervalued.

Thane, India 10 September 2020
Essays

Altered Routines, Diminished Solidarity and Invisibility: The Experience of Live-in ‘Child Nurses’ During the Pandemic

Deepali Aparajita Dungdung

None of these women have left their workspaces since the pandemic began. Normally they would travel to meet their friends on the non-working Sundays. Unfortunately, the pandemic has ceased the Sunday gatherings, curtailing further these women’s opportunity for solidarity.

Ranchi, India 8 September 2020
Photos and Art

Take Me Back to the Old World

Earl Carlo Guevarra

Zamboanga City, Philippines 2 September 2020
Essays

Social Welfare Strike: A Call to Action from the Academy

Semassa Boko

Irvine, USA 13 August 2020
Essays

Una breve introducción a CUIDAR: Estudio sobre tiempos, formas, y espacios de cuidado en casa durante la pandemia

Sebastian Rojas Navarro, Maria-Alejandra Energici, Nicolas Schongut-Grollmus, Samanta Alarcon Arcos

Santiago, Chile 4 August 2020
Essays

CUIDAR means CARE : A study about times, forms, and spaces of care within the household during the pandemic

Sebastian Rojas Navarro, Maria-Alejandra Energici, Nicolas Schongut-Grollmus, Samanta Alarcon Arcos

Santiago, Chile 4 August 2020
Essays

Racialized Class Inequality is a Death Sentence: An Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the UK

Cameron Boyle

From housing to healthcare to employment, those outside dominant whiteness are left behind. And now, they are directly exposed to the worst public health crisis that has been seen in peacetime.

Greater Manchester, UK 27 July 2020
Essays

Nannies in Lockdown: Virtue, Power, and the Value of Women’s Work

Veronica Deutsch

Despite their perceived lack of value, during the Coronavirus pandemic nannies are being framed as an essential and urgent service. If these nannies and their ‘unskilled’ labour are an economic necessity, perhaps fair remuneration for hazardous work shouldn’t be off the table.

London, UK 20 July 2020
Essays

RISK: CARE: RESPONSIBILITY: SOLIDARITY? Essential Labour during the Covid-19 Pandemic in India

Gayatri Nair, Paro Mishra and Anindita Majumdar

New Delhi, India 2 July 2020
Essays

COVID-19, Racialisation and Care: Nepali Healthcare Practitioners’ Frontline Experience

Radha Adhikari

Edinburgh. London. Nepal. 26 June 2020
Photos and Art

Conversations with Krishna: Everyday Musings of a Child Growing Up in Pandemic Times

Radhika Govinda

Edinburgh, Scotland 25 June 2020
Essays

Caring for Country: 
Migrant Workers and Affective Work in India

Maansi Parpiani

Mumbai, India 9 June 2020
Essays

Questioning the “New Normal” of the Filipino State: A Call for Government Responsibility During the Pandemic

Gretchen Abuso

Mindanao, Philippines 5 June 2020
Essays

Eid Al-Fitr and Religious Holidays: Challenges of Covid-19 in the Muslim World

Mohammad Hidayaturrahman

East Java, Indonesia 20 May 2020
Photos and Art

The Blackbirds Sing

Louise A. Hart

Morecambe, UK 19 May 2020
Essays

Precarity and the Effect of Sudden Economic Shock on the Intimate Labour Force in India

Sutapa Majumdar

Pune, India 19 May 2020
Essays

Hacia una cultura del cuidado / Towards a Culture of Care

Magdalena Zegarra Chiappori

Lima, Peru 15 May 2020
Essays

On Being Old and Vulnerable

Mary Evans

In telling the over-70s to stay at home the government is recognising vulnerability, but refusing to consider how that vulnerability is produced.

UK 13 May 2020
Essays

Can Covid 19 be a Game-Changer? Those Who Serve on the Frontline and Servant Loyalty during the Indian Mutiny of 1857

Shalini Grover

A comparative account of the current Covid pandemic & the Indian Mutiny of 1857; what these events have in common is gender and a crisis in social reproduction. Quarantine diaries and mutiny diaries bring us to historical cross-roads for re-evaluating class-gender-race-caste.

Kent, UK 6 May 2020
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