A virus can kill a body but cannot close a restaurant. Only some people can do the latter.
This part of my web site is intended to accompany some of my blog posts concerning my anthropological responses to what I name here “the Corona epoch.” It will also complement the course I teach in the Fall. This course is designed as an introduction to anthropological theory and will be organized, in the Fall 2020, as a framework for anthropological research into all forms of responses to Corona, that is to the transformation of the C19 (COVID-19) virus into a human event. The course will move through classical analytic issues about culture and social structure towards an attention to what applied anthropologists of education might contribute to public policy.
- General warning: on authorship, responsibility, and limitations
- Educating into Corona, in life (blog post, March 20, 2020)
- Ignorant school masters (blog post, March 21, 2020)
- A message from Prof. Varenne (e-mail to students on March 24, 2020)
- On the speech acts making Corona (blog post March 28, 2020)
- on ethnography at a distance (e-mail to students on April 6, 2020)
- Corona as 'culture' (blog post April 8, 2020)
- Modeling Corona's pathways (blog post April 19, 2020)
- Seeing C19 as Corona
- Corona as 'thing'
- on Corona privilege
- on "getting caught" by Corona
- on "officals," "they..." and the speech act "we don't know"
- on translation