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Ensuring Failure?

The Impact of Class on Girls in Swedish Secure Care

Maria A. Vogel

discourses of class intersect with the gendered discipline of girls in secure care. Secure care can be understood as a site in which repressive and productive forms of power meet to produce subjects (Foucault [1974]1987). Such a theoretical perspective

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Working Hard, Hanging Back

Constructing the Achieving Girl

Colette Slagle

discursively created across many context-specific sites. Drawing from Foucault’s The Archaeology of Knowledge , she examines both media constructions and girls’ own constructions of such a girl. The book is a multisite, interdisciplinary study that works to

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“Farmers Don't Dance”

The Construction of Gender in a Rural Scottish School

Fiona G. Menzies and Ninetta Santoro

position to occupy rather than a fixed role” ( McRae 1996: 242 ). We draw here on the work of Foucault (1974 , 1980 , 1981 ) and Judith Butler (1990 , 2004) to offer insight into how and why pupils take up gendered positions in school. Of particular

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The Abstinence Only Until Marriage Program and Girl (Dis)empowerment

Kaoru Miyazawa

citizenship ( Weeks 1998 ). At the same time, in the history of modern nation-states, as Foucault pointed out (see Davidson 2008 ; Dreyfus and Rabinow 1983 ), sexuality has also been the major site in which biopower has operated to regulate citizens

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Ethical Practice and the Study of Girlhood

April Mandrona

Saba Mahmood who extends Michel Foucault’s theorizing. In her reading of Foucault, for example, Mahmood writes, Foucault distinguished ethical practices from ‘morals,’ reserving the latter to refer to sets of norms, rules, values, and injunctions

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“Something Good Distracts Us from the Bad”

Girls Cultivating Disruption

Crystal Leigh Endsley

different version of success. Social institutions like family and school consume large portions of girls’ lives, often working to ensure that they are read in disempowering ways while managing them accordingly (see Foucault 1980 ). These relationships are

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Disability, Girlhood, and Vulnerability in Transnational Contexts

Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

and Lennard Davis . Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1057/9781137023001_17 Gannon , Susanne , and Marnina Gonick ( 2014 ). “ ‘Choir Practice’ in Three Movements: Analyzing a Story of Girlhood through Deleuze, Butler, and Foucault .” Pp

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Lolita Speaks

Disrupting Nabokov’s “Aesthetic Bliss”

Michele Meek

: a Memoir in Books .” Women’s Studies 43 ( 1 ): 52 – 72 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00497878.2014.852422 . 10.1080/00497878.2014.852422 Hocquenghem , Guy , Michel Foucault , and Jean Danet . 1988 . “ Sexual Morality and the Law .” In

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“Undoing” Gender

Nexus of Complicity and Acts of Subversion in The Piano Teacher and Black Swan

Neha Arora and Stephan Resch

Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher (2001) and Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010) are films about women directed by men. Both films unorthodoxly chart women artists’ struggle with the discipline imposed on them by the arts and by their live-in mothers. By portraying mothers as their daughters’ oppressors, both films disturb the naïve “women = victims and men = perpetrators” binary. Simultaneously, they deploy audiovisual violence to exhibit the violence of society’s gender and sexuality policy norms and use gender-coded romance narratives to subvert the same gender codes from within this gender discourse. Using Judith Butler’s and Michael Foucault’s theories, we argue that Haneke and Aronofsky “do” feminism unconventionally by exposing the nexus of women’s complicity with omnipresent societal power structures that safeguard gender norms. These films showcase women concurrently as victim-products and complicit partisans of socially constructed gender ideology to emphasize that this ideology can be destabilized only when women “do” their gender and sexuality differently through acts of subversion.

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Guiding Girls

Neoliberal Governance and Government Educational Resource Manuals in Canada

Lisa Smith and Stephanie Paterson

-being, and overall lifestyle are both valued and encouraged ( Lupton 1995 ; Rose 1990 ). Thus, girl power is part of a more general move towards the cultivation of subjects who, according to Michel Foucault (1991) , internalize surveillance and govern