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    “L’enfer, c’est les autres”: Proximity as an Ethical Problem during COVID-19

    Strong, Thomas and Trnka, Susanna and Wynn, L. L. (2021) “L’enfer, c’est les autres”: Proximity as an Ethical Problem during COVID-19. Cultural Anthropology, 36 (3). ISSN 0886-7356

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    During the COVID-19 emergency, people around the world are debating concepts like physical distancing, lockdown, and sheltering in place. The ethical significance of proximity—that is, closeness or farness as ethical qualities of relations (Strathern 2020)—is thus being newly troubled across a range of habits, practices, and personal relationships. Through five case studies from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States, contributors to this Colloquy shed light on what the hype of the pandemic often conceals: the forms of ethical reflection, reasoning, and conduct fashioned during the pandemic.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Strong, T., Trnka, S., & Wynn, L. L. (2021). “L’enfer, c’est les autres”: Proximity as an ethical problem during COVID-19. Cultural Anthropology, 36(3), 341-341–349. doi: Copyright: © 2021. Notwithstanding the ProQuest Terms and Conditions, you may use this content in accordance with the associated terms available at .
    Keywords: Reasoning; Ethics; Habits; Interpersonal relations; COVID-19; Closeness; Pandemics; Proximity; Case studies; Coronaviruses;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 16664
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    Depositing User: Dr. Thomas Strong
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 10:41
    Journal or Publication Title: Cultural Anthropology
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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