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Spectacular Infrastructure: Madrid’s Pandemic Hospital between Public Spectacle and Speculation

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On a fresh autumn day in 2019, under Madrid’s deep-blue sky, I went for a morning coffee with Ernesto, an infectious-disease physician working in one of Spain’s largest public university hospitals, located in the city center. At the time, I was doing fieldwork on the consequences of Spain’s austerity policies for public healthcare in Madrid. Before passing …

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The Hospital Multiple: Introduction

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Since COVID-19 has come to haunt the globe, hospitals in all their guises have featured centrally in the pandemic response. As the flagships of health systems, hospitals have rapidly become the primary locus of medical care for COVID-19. They provide staff and beds for acute medical care; they can be rapidly deployed in the form of military field hospitals, mobile …

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Call for submissions for new series: The Hospital Multiple

The Hospital Multiple

Explorations into how it is made, felt, improvised, envisioned and counted

Somatosphere Series

edited by Janina Kehr and Fanny Chabrol 

Since COVID-19 has come to haunt the globe, hospitals of all guises have emerged as symbols of a medical response to the pandemic. Hospitals stand for intensive care for the sick; they represent professional labor and engagement; …

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Respect, care, and labor in collaborative scholarly projects

As members of Somatosphere’s Editorial Collaborative, we have been following the unfolding crisis surrounding Hau with profound concern (Agro 2018, Flaherty 2018). As others have noted, this crisis has revealed multiple structural issues that deserve intense engagement beyond the specifics of the individual case: open-access (OA), digital scholarship and publication, yes, but also academic power, precarity, and vulnerability;

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Messianic Medicine: Treating Disease in the Time that is Left

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In “The Time that Is Left”, Giorgio Agamben sketches the problem of messianic time. He writes that the messianic is “not the end of time, but the time of the end. (…) the time that is left between time and its ending” (Agamben 2002, 2). In the following article, I want to take his reflection on messianic time as a …

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Unknowing the Old

“So the Old strode in disguised as the New, but it brought the New with it in its triumphal procession and presented it as the Old.”

With these words, Bertolt Brecht expressed a fundamental dilemma of modern times: only camouflaged as the New does the Old receive attention, whereas the New is present where no one suspects it, where only …

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