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Buffeted by Political Winds

Children’s Literature in Communist Romania

Adrian Solomon

1960s and 1970s, were very little, if at all, ideologically contaminated—so many, in fact, that it is hard to tell whether they were the exceptions or the rule. The two questions raised below about Romanian children’s literature written under Communism

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Girl, Interrupted and Continued

Rethinking the Influence of Elena Fortún’s Celia

Ana Puchau de Lecea

context of the role of women and girls in society in the 1920s. The second section turns to the reaction of Franco’s censorship corps to these books and their underlying ideology and considers the reception among members of the next generation of writers

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Christianity and Sexuality

Girls and Women Forge New Paths

Sharon Woodill

conflict and resistance becomes a shield against critique of religious ideologies that are likely as influential, if not more so, in the construction of young women’s sexual experiences. Sharma’s study appears apologetic, and indeed she explicitly includes

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Miley, What’s Good?

Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, Instagram Reproductions, and Viral Memetic Violence

Aria S. Halliday

popular in any US cultural context, but also which bodies, including those of girls, constitute US cultural ideologies of the bizarre and the abject. The sharing of these images over and over, usually out of context and with little framing of their

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Erin Newcomb

, the film adaptations of those stories are subject to Disney’s anti-feminist ideology as well, epitomized by The Princess Diaries (2001) movie wherein “a strong, independent character, who values education and has goals of her own, here is reduced to

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Nirmala Erevelles

and social movements continue to accept “the ‘naturalness’ of conveying inferior and defective personhood to individuals with … physical and cognitive impairments” (xv). Enmeshed in such ideologies, social and educational policies (in India and

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

. As a result, the female protagonists are limited to very specific adult roles, usually within the domestic sphere. In exploring these elements in relation to genre theory, however, we see these texts as constructing a particular ideology about what

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Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

ideological practices that constitute the transnational at this historical juncture and in the … sites we ourselves occupy ( Alexander and Mohanty 2010: 24 ). We hope that the articles, through engaging with hierarchies of power in diverse contexts, have the

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Building the Femorabilia Special Collection

Methodologies and Practicalities

Nickianne Moody

Cousins 2011 ). The twentieth-century reading culture of girls and young women has also been seen to be negotiating ideologies about femininity, social mobility, national identity, and citizenship. However, despite its significance it is very much in

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Sponsoring Ways of Being

Adolescent Boys’ Religious Literacy Practices

Deborah Vriend Van Duinen

“sizable minority” are regular participants in local communities of faith ( Smith and Denton 2009 ). To these adolescents, religious institutions and leaders, in varying degrees and to varying extents, become literacy sponsors who impart their ideologies