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Reading Production and Culture

UK Teen Girl Comics from 1955 to 1960

Joan Ormrod

(1991) argues, they were represented as more realistic and normal whereas the glamor of American female stars in contemporaneous films was regarded as wasteful and unpatriotic; in this way, stardom was aligned to national values and identity. In Britain

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

the complexities of the tween as a key representational paradigm of contemporary, young, postfeminist British femininity, following Jeanette Steemers (2004) , I am not suggesting that cultural and national identities are synonymous or homogeneous

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Melanie Kennedy and Natalie Coulter

brand identity of Akubra which positions itself as a symbol of nationhood founded on family values and the formation of a national culture. As Sarah Projansky says of the girl star, here Dolly “is a promise of the continued dominance of whiteness” (2014

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Claudia Mitchell

television shows that embody a national discourse of ordinariness in their presentations of tweens, and conversations about quite different American ones directed at tweens, along with the collection of qualitative data on the uses of media. The analysis of

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Girls’ Work in a Rural Intercultural Setting

Formative Experiences and Identity in Peasant Childhood

Ana Padawer

This article is based on ethnographic research I started in 2008 as part of a team studying formative experience and identity among different ethnic groups in Argentina ( Novaro 2011 ). I selected San Ignacio 1 for my fieldwork because this rural

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“For Girls to Feel Safe”

Community Engineering for Sexual Assault Prevention

Day Greenberg and Angela Calabrese Barton

futures, they can do more than build STEM expertise for themselves—they can achieve and claim ownership of their own identity development and empowerment. Acknowledgments This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under

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Nirmala Erevelles

this context that she examines, through national and international social policies, autobiographical narratives, religious and cultural mores, and social and psychological theories the changing ways in which ability and disability as social constructs

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Sami Schalk

operates in the contemporary fictional books and doll accessories of the American Girl brand through the combined gendered discourses of education, empowerment, and national identity. I argue that disability’s inclusion in the brand is a means of touting

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Claudia Mitchell

editorial team that includes two young Indigenous women, Kirsten and Kari-dawn, who are both members of the National Indigenous Young Women’s Council (NIYWC) and, as such, it draws on the strength of an organization of young Indigenous women. Second, it

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Girl Constructed in Two Nonfiction Texts

Sexual Subject? Desired Object?

Mary Ann Harlan

Air . National Public Radio , 29 March . Harris , Anita . 2004 . All About the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity . New York Routledge . Holbrook , Sharon . 2016 . “ Parents Need to Talk to Their Daughters About the Joys of Sex, Not Just