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Living Like a Girl
Agency, Social Vulnerability and Welfare Measures in Europe and Beyond
Edited by Maria A. Vogel and Linda Arnell
242 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-147-9 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (August 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-148-6 eBook Not Yet Published
“This collection truly captures what it means to live like a girl in contemporary Europe, and it is sure to be a key resource for scholars working in the area for years to come.” • Fiona Vera-Gray, Durham University
In recent decades, large-scale social changes have taken place in Europe. Ranging from neoliberal social policies to globalization and the growth of EU, these changes have significantly affected the conditions in which girls shape their lives. Living Like a Girl explores the relationship between changing social conditions and girls’ agency, with a particular focus on social services such as drug rehabilitation programs and compulsory institutional care. The contributions in this collected volume seek to expand our understanding of contemporary European girlhood by demonstrating how social problems are managed in different cultural contexts, political and social systems.
Maria A. Vogel has a Ph.D. in social work and is an assistant professor at the department of social work, Stockholm University. Her main research areas are young people with psychosocial problems, and secure care. An overall theme in her research is the role of gender in young people’s lives and development, with a special interest in teenage girls and the construction of girlhood.
Linda Arnell, has a PhD in social work and is a researcher at the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden. Her research interests include gender, youth and emotions, with an emphasis on the construction of girlhood and children’s and young people’s perspectives on violence, abuse and social relations.