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Reading Production and Culture

UK Teen Girl Comics from 1955 to 1960

Joan Ormrod

. They differed from better known comics such as School Friend, Bunty , and Girl , produced for younger female readers, because they featured romance stories, make up and fashion advice, quizzes, and pop music and they were aimed at an older female

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“Loving and Cruel, All at the Same Time”

Girlhood Identity in The Craft

Emily Chandler

cemetery screening of The Craft played to an audience of thousands, and included a Q&A session with three of the film’s stars ( Avery 2013 ). In 2015, the British pop music group Little Mix made a video homage to The Craft for their single, Black Magic

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Guest Editorial

Queering Girlhood

Barbara Jane Brickman

out to the world of international pop music and female fan practices, Hannah McCann and Clare Southerton's work considers the queer potential in fans (known as Directioners) of recent boy band phenomenon, One Direction. Their article, “Repetitions of

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A Space of Belonging for Young Gay Men in Seoul

Elias Alexander

Singing. Doctors, Singing Banquets, and Singing Rooms .” In Korean Pop Music: Riding the Wave , ed. Keith Howard , 123 – 136 . Folkestone : Global Oriental . Fox , Kate . 2004 . Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour

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Repetitions of Desire

Queering the One Direction Fangirl

Hannah McCann and Clare Southerton

boybands are commonly described as fangirls, the girl-qualifier reflects an assumed link between femininity and pop music, where femininity is associated with youth, heterosexual desire, and mass consumption. Girls or otherwise, our observation of a fandom

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Thatcher’s Sons?

1980s Boyhood in British Cinema, 2005–2010

Andy Pope

1980s boyhood memories. The function of music as a memory utility is well documented, with Reynolds positioning it “as an aid to remembering, or as a form of memory preservative” (2012: 117). The nature of British society’s relationship with 1980s pop