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Title: Parenting during the pandemic: Academia, labour, and motherhood
Authors: Krishnan, Sneha
Keywords: Parenting
Issue Date: 22-Nov-2020
Publisher: Centre for Migration & Mobility Studies, JGU
Citation: Krishnan, S. (November 22, 2020) Parenting during the pandemic: Academia, labour, and motherhood. Centre for Migration & Mobility Studies, JGU
Abstract: The pandemic has brought to fore many invisible and marginal lived experiences of families, because of the inequalities and biases within our society. In this article, I reflect upon my experiences while juggling childcare, responsibilities for research and teaching online.Early in the pandemic, discussions, and debates on productivity on various social media platforms focussed on Shakespeare and how he wrote his greatest works during the bubonic plague. This was followed by a burgeoning of published articles on COVID-19, which were mostly authored by Western, male academics. The discourse soon shifted to acknowledging the gendered nature of pandemic publishing, impact of the pandemic on women, and an emphasis on how shutting down schools and educational institutes have affected parents who are now struggling to find a balance between their professional and family responsibilities.
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