The Coronavirus crisis as interregnum

Article by Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado. Abstract: The coronavirus crisis is changing more aspects of the status quo than the purely economic ones commonly stated. In this article, I discuss my travel experience in India during the outbreak of the pandemic, which I accompany with reflections on the identity and antagonistic …

Transgression of Female Stereotypes and Empowerment of Women in The Third Wife

Film review by Hanh T. L. Nguyen. Abstract: This article analyzes the Vietnamese award-winning film The Third Wife (director Ash Mayfair, 2019) in relation to the film’s transgression of female stereotypes and empowerment of women. Through the filmmaker’s feminist perspective, The Third Wife offers an alternative understanding of patriarchy and …

The Politics of Gig Work in Times of COVID-19

Article by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: The Covid-19 global pandemic has laid bare both the precariousness and the plight of gig workers. For migrant platform workers, the coronavirus outbreak was particularly debilitating as they faced a higher risk of homelessness and poverty. While many people around the world practiced social distancing and …