Social Invisibility for Sale: The Birth of the “Convenient Subject”

Article by Weisyun Chen. Abstract: Convenience stores in Taiwan are unique spaces. They challenge the concept of alienation and make it totally outdated. Challenging the notion of alienation, convenience stores abstract not only labor-time but also the social relationships among individuals, as the value of labor. The convenience store is …

Of Convenience and the concept of Citizenship

Article by Zikri Rahman. Abstract The burgeoning presence of convenience stores franchise around the world has been such an interesting phenomenon. Through this preliminary writing, the author is looking at the phenomena specifically from the perspective of Taiwan which has a  staggering number of more than 5000 branches of 7-Eleven …

不被看见及被看见的身体-疫情下的大马非公民群体

Article by Lim Jian Xing. Abstract On Migrant communities during the global pandemic, Italian scholar Sandro Mezzadra in his What Happens to Freedom of Movement During a Pandemic pointed that “Migrants embody in the harshest way the contradictions and tensions surrounding the freedom of movement and its denial today” and “ …

State Regulation, Pandemic, and Africans in South China

Article by LI Qi. Abstract During the Covid-19 pandemic, African diasporas were maltreated in Guangdong Province, China. African students and businessmen were forced into additional quarantine and nucleic acid tests. Meanwhile, they were unwelcomed on streets, working places and even at their accommodations. In opposition to the pro-Africa diplomatic policy …

The Aporia of Sino-Africa Power Relationship During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Article by Stanislas Lukusa Mufula. Abstract This article focuses on the Guangzhou racial incident to examine the possibility of authentic love between Chinese and Africans in the era of Belt and Road Initiative. China has defined its relationship with Africa as a mutual and respectful friendship. But, the Guangzhou discrimination incident,  …

The Reaction of the Government, Social Media and Citizens in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Lesson from Vietnam

Article by Nguyen Thi Trang Abstract: In December, 2019, the novel Coronavirus broke out in China; Vietnam was predicted to suffer serious infection from this pandemic. However, this country has carved its own exceptional story with only 332 infected cases on its territory and no single death. To explain this …

Trepidations and Ramifications of COVID-19: Rohingya Refugees in India

Article by Monika Verma. Abstract: The COVID-19 refers to coronavirus disease, worldwide recognized as the most significant health catastrophe, which led the world to cope with enormous difficulties and challenges. The novel coronavirus outbreak affected the whole world and increased the environmental, economic, and social challenges around the globe. The …

Understanding the Discourse of Populism and Nationalism in India

Article by Feeza Vasudeva. Abstract The article aims to explore the concepts of nationalism and populism within the Indian context. Populism and nationalism are two of the main issues plaguing democracies around the globe. The academic debate regarding the correlation between these two concepts has been intense. One strand of …