Method-ological Mapping of Girlhood Studies

The Academic Landscapes of Girlhood

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Halle SinghPh.D. Candidate, Rutgers University, Camden, USA

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Abstract

In this article, I report on a mapping project of the methods used in articles in Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal since its inception. By reviewing all articles published in this journal from June 2008 to December 2020, I investigate and visually map the methodological tools used in the production of knowledge with, for, and about girls and girlhood. Alongside visual representations of this data, I also seek to reinvigorate conversations about the importance of epistemological and methodological rigor in studies of girls and girlhood.

Contributor Notes

Halle Singh is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden. Her dissertation, “Girlhood After Dark: Nighttime, Leisure, and the Reproduction of the Self” examines girls’ nighttime leisure as a unique way of excavating capitalism's regulatory power over time and the nocturnal moments that suspend it.

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