IPSITA CHATTERJEE is an associate professor at the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of North Texas, and author of two books: Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape and the Dialectics of Globalization (Oxford, 2016) and Displacement, Revolution, and the New Urban Condition (Sage, 2014).
Grocery aisles stand devoid of toilet paper rolls, paper towels, meat, and canned products as panic-stricken urbanites stock their pantries and garages to avoid multiple trips to the supermarket, or maybe even to avoid doomsday scarcity. When people do visit . . .
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