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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

triumvirate of economic uncertainty ( Gough et al. 2013 ), political unrest ( Diouf 2003 ), and the reconfiguration of established cultural practices ( Masquelier 2005 ) now obstruct social mobility and trajectories to become a somebody . Alcinda Honwana

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Girlhood and Ethics

The Role of Bodily Integrity

Mar Cabezas and Gottfried Schweiger

inequalities and provide a basis for measuring well-being in the lives of girls. The capability approach can be interpreted as a non-ideal normative theory of justice and freedom, and, therefore, as a framework in which to theorize ethical and political

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“This Is My Story”

The Reclaiming of Girls’ Education Discourses in Malala Yousafzai’s Autobiography

Rosie Walters

international politics that advocate investment in girls’ education in developing countries as the solution to global poverty. With programs such as the Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect, the UN Foundation’s Girl Up, and Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl

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Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

are motivated to support” ( Connell 1987: 185 ). Connell illustrated the politics within masculinity, that integral to the legitimization of hegemonic masculinity is the subordination and marginalization of other masculinities. Here gay men are