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Touch and tech: Labor and the work of the pandemic

The pandemic has changed the meaning of both touch and tech. It has drawn a line across occupations, work processes, and industries. It is a specific moment where production is separated not into the production of services and goods, but ones that are touch-based and tech-based.

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Mythri Prasad-Aleyamma

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Settler Colonial and Indigenous Geographies

Active, Still, Reclamation

With so much focus in recent headlines about Palestine put on the visuality of dis-placement and the excesses of conflict, can turning attention to counter-hegemonic emplacement chip away at Zionist settler colonial organizations of space?

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Taylor Miller

Economics

Touch and tech: Labor and the work of the pandemic

The pandemic has changed the meaning of both touch and tech. It has drawn a line across occupations, work processes, and industries. It is a specific moment where production is separated not into the production of services and goods, but ones that are touch-based and tech-based.

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Mythri Prasad-Aleyamma

Racialization and Racism

No Island is an Island: COVID Exposure, Marshall Islanders, and Imperial Productions of Race and Remoteness

Since March 2020, COVID rates have decimated Marshall Islander communities in the US, while the US nuclear testing and longstanding military presence in the Marshall Islands created the conditions for this public health ‘crisis.’ This essay explores how discourses of islands as remote and races as discrete undergird US imperial practices that produce Marshall Islanders’ health and legal vulnerabilities. The COVID pandemic both reveals and deepens uneven topographies of exposure, risk, vulnerability, and abandonment across US empire.

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Emily Mitchell-Eaton

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