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Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

reinforced across historically constructed territories including the Global North and South, this issue sheds light on how (able)nationalism and transnationalism have constructed disabled girls using ableist ideologies that individualize and naturalize

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Anastasia Todd

created the Miss You Can Do It pageant in order to “pass the dream onto someone else.” It is important to note the juxtaposition of the flag, a symbol of US nationalism, with Curran’s narrative of girlhood, overcoming what she describes as her challenge

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Sohini Saha

), there was a growing “self-image of effeteness” among Bengali men ( Rosselli 1980 ) and an effort to revive masculinity, which saw the rise of “disciplinary nationalism” and the rise of the “new man” ( Sreenivas 2010: 114 ). The rise of new man also sees

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Thebes Troutman as Traveling Tween

Revising the Family Story

Margaret Steffler

of family, community, and nation at the beginning of the twentieth century as opposed to Thebes, who dismantles beliefs in differentiated and identifiable families, communities, and nationalisms at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In

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Barbara Roche Rico

. 1991 . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and the Spread of Nationalism . London : Verso . Bennet , Jessica . 2011 . “ What Makes Mean Girls Tick .” The Daily Beast , 11 October . Cabranes , José A . 1979 . Citizenship and the

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Anastasia Todd

Nationalism in Crip Times .” Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 4 ( 2 ): 163 – 178 . McRuer , Robert , and Merri Lisa Johnson . 2014 . “ Proliferating Cripistemologies: A Virtual Roundtable .” Journal of Cultural & Literary Disability

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“Let Us Be Giants”

Masculinity Nostalgia and Military Edutainment in South Asian War Comics

Tehmina Pirzada

The Rise of Masculinity-Focused Comics in South Asia South Asian comics produced in the past 20 years have engaged with social justice, nationalism, environmental issues, and gender-based violence, receiving legitimacy by combining visual art

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Changelings in Chicago

Southside Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration

Courtney Cook

to this important time in Black history. Black girls were the raison d'etre for Black community calls for funding, reformation, empowerment, religion, and nationalism as they settled in Chicago. They were central to Black calls for equality from the

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Christopher Pittard

on foreign criminals (inevitably named the Shadow Band) being defeated by detectives with a coherent sense of Britishness, and indeed the question of nationalism and identity runs throughout Andrew’s text. Yet Keen’s adventures continually rely on the

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

happens whether the heroines are tomboys ( Proehl 2018 ) or schoolgirls ( Carpan 2009 ). This trajectory underpins our understanding of the girl's bildungsroman . Girls’ Bildungsromane and Nationalism We also rely on Roberta Seelinger Trites