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'Everybody's Always Here with Me!' : Pandemic Proximity and the Lockdown Family

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McNeilly, Hannah ; Reece, Koreen:
'Everybody's Always Here with Me!' : Pandemic Proximity and the Lockdown Family.
In: Anthropology in Action. Vol. 27 (2020) Issue 3 . - pp. 18-21.
ISSN 1752-2285
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3167/aia.2020.270304

Abstract in another language

Social distancing has been the central public health strategy for tackling the coronavirus pandemic worldwide. But the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order in the United Kingdom
and the consequent closure of nurseries and schools also created an unprecedented degree of proximity within households. Based on interviews with mothers of young children in Scotland, this article provides early insight into the ways that mothers manage the forced intimacies
of family life under lockdown and the opportunities they create through the innovative management of space and time. The result is a more expansive understanding of the family
in contemporary Scotland and a notion of intimacy characterised as much by the necessity of distance and distinction as by proximity and mutuality.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: COVID-19; intimacy; kinship; parenthood; Scotland; social distancing; United
Kingdom
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 09:27
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 09:27
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/70683