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Volume 5

Transnational Girlhoods

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The Girl in the Pandemic

Transnational Perspectives

Edited by Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

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224 pages, 4 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-807-2 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Published (April 2023)

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The Girl in the Pandemic makes a unique and much-needed contribution to the scholarship on Girlhood Studies in times of crises in different global contexts and particularly including scholarship from the global south and north.” • Relebohile Moletsane, University of KwaZulu-Natal

“While the work is contextualized in the current pandemic, it has transferability to other pandemics and disasters. The data across the chapters are rich and interesting and present and represent the riveting, unchanging and changing story of girls and young women, from a range of country contexts, education contexts, cultural contexts, and religious contexts, enabling the reader to see for herself what is similar and different to her own context, but also how extensive and complex the problems for girls are.” • Naydene de Lange, Nelson Mandela University


As seen in previous pandemics, girls and young women are particularly vulnerable as social issues such as homelessness, mental healthcare, access to education, and child labor are often exacerbated. The Girl in the Pandemic considers what academics, community activists, and those working in local, national, and global NGOs are learning about the lives of girls and young women during pandemics. Drawing from a range of responses during the pandemic including first person narratives, community ethnographies, and participatory action research, this collection offers a picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic played out in eight different countries.

Claudia Mitchell is a Distinguished James McGill Professor in the Faculty of Education, McGill University where she is the director of the Institute for Human Development and Well-being and the founder and director of the Participatory Cultures Lab. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning journal Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.   

Ann Smith has been the managing editor of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal since its inception. Formerly a lecturer in the Department of English, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where she specialized in literary theory with a particular focus on feminism and queer theory, she is now an adjunct professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University, Montreal.

Subject: Gender Studies and SexualityDevelopment StudiesSociology

The Girl in the Pandemic Edited by Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

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OA ISBN: 978-1-80073-779-2


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