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Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

It has been forty years since the feminist classic on women’s health and sexuality, Our Bodies, Our Selves was published. Available first in 1971 and then produced commercially in 1973 (revised, re-issued and, as of October 2011, in its ninth printing), Our Bodies, Our Selves, published by the Boston Women’s Collective, was regarded by many girls and women in the 1970s and 1980s as the book that changed their relationship to their own bodies and to their own health. And indeed, it set the stage for a revisioning of the questions: “Whose bodies?” and “Whose voices?” in health research, and could be regarded as a precursor to such works as Sandra Harding’s (1991) Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? Thinking from Women’s Lives.

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Girls with Disabilities

A Rights Perspective

Claudia Mitchell

represented simply as girls within the heterogeneity of different girlhoods. In some ways the normalizing effect of depiction and representation in popular culture itself might be read as the barometer, and we might look at a representation in the 1980s of a

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Queering Virginity

From Unruly Girls to Effeminate Boys

Eftihia Mihelakis

–1917), guerilla women from Argentina, and military women from Chile during the dictatorship of the 1970s and 1980s who would not necessarily have been included in Western histories of virginity, mainly because of what Hanne Blank refers to as the racial bias of

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Building the Femorabilia Special Collection

Methodologies and Practicalities

Nickianne Moody

will not; he notes that this is also acknowledged as an organizing principle of the bestselling horror films of the 1980s. Moreover, the significance of the endings of these stories can be given a different interpretation. The restoration of stable

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Naughtiest Girls, Go Girls, and Glitterbombs

Exploding Schoolgirl Fictions

Lucinda McKnight

of the 1980s in my step-daughter’s edition is more androgynous and muted. The naughtiest girl of the centenary edition is retro, in a plaid dressing gown and beside a fancy gold centenary medallion. The 1980s edition contains apparently original

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Growing Up Married

In Conversation with Eylem Atakav

Zahra Khosroshahi

you chose to focus on these issues? Eylem Atakav: It all started with looking at women in Turkey and their representation in cinema. My PhD was about 1980s Turkey and the women’s cinema that emerged around the time of the feminist movement in the

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Freak Temporality

Female Adolescence in the Novels of Carson McCullers

Alison Sperling

Secret Self was published as early as 1978, it was not until freak studies was picked up as a sub-field to the burgeoning field of disability studies in the late 1980s that it became more established. 1 The field of freak studies has grown alongside

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Overlapping Time and Place

Early Modern England’s Girlhood Discourse and Indigenous Girlhood in the Dominion of Canada (1684-1860)

Haidee Smith Lefebvre

’ voices and perspectives in archival records and by their contemporary lack of social standing. In the 1980s, scholars addressed the former, as we have seen in Van Kirk’s gender- and group-specific analyses of girls and young women’s roles in the trans

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Reframing Disability through Graphic Novels for Girls

Alternative Bodies in Cece Bell’s El Deafo

Wendy Smith-D’Arezzo and Janine Holc

slow to adopt the graphic novel genre launched by Art Speigelman’s Maus series in the 1980s. By 2000, however, the tide had turned. The popularity of graphic novels rose quickly, as evidenced by their increased library circulation ( Moeller 2013

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Textbooks in Periods of Political Transition after the Second World War

Kira Mahamud Angulo and Anna Ascenzi

eventually led to an economic crisis on an international scale. The authors examine to what extent, and how, this economic reality was reflected in the school textbooks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. National Immigrants in Spanish Alternative Textbooks from