Title

Praying in the Pandemic

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

What is everyday life like under a militarized pandemic where the brute force of the state is deployed to contain an outbreak? What lifeworld is generated against the backdrop of authoritarian control? What holds us together when our lives are quarantined? Drawing on political philosophy, cultural anthropology, and sound studies, I will answer these questions by looking at the practice of mass listening that defines everyday life in a militarized hometown during the pandemic.

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