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More Than Just a Simple Refrain?

The Figure of the Girl in International Cinema

Elspeth Mitchell

Handyside and Kate Taylor-Jones, is a welcome and important contribution at the intersection of girls studies and feminist film theory. As the editors suggest in their introduction, the girl is a figure that enables debate; in this volume we find a worthy

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Making It Up

Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent

( Downes et al. 2013 ; Huisman 2008 ; Mitchell and Reid-Walsh 2013 ). Whereas we, as girlsstudies scholars seek to actively disrupt and blur relational patterns of power in order to improve the lives of the girls we study ( Ackerly and True 2008

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The Men and the Boys, Twenty Years On

Revisiting Raewyn Connell's Pivotal Text

Victoria Cann, Sebastián Madrid, Kopano Ratele, Anna Tarrant, Michael R.M. Ward, and Raewyn Connell

. In particular, the article asks the critical question: How can research on boys make a specific contribution to feminist research on childhood on youth, without either establishing a false equivalency with girlsstudies or overstating the

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Claudia Mitchell

based on connections. The links currently being forged between the International Girls Studies Association (IGSA) and Girlhood Studies is part of this. And our managing editor, Ann Smith, so exemplifies this in encouraging new academics to review

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Anastasia Todd

the dynamic, robust community of disabled girls online. Generally, in girlsstudies scholarship, the intersection of being a girl and being disabled is rarely explored ( Stienstra 2015 ). Disability is most often “framed as a problem or lack,” and

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Attitude or Age

Girlhood in Renaissance England

Reina Green

discussions even as we remain cognizant that there is nothing essential about either ‘girls’ or ‘women’” (203). As the first book-length study of girlhood in English Renaissance literature, it will appeal to scholars interested in girl studies as well as in

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

. 2007 . “ Revisiting GirlsStudies .” Journal of Children and Media 1 ( 2 ): 105 – 125 . doi:10.1080/17482790701339118 . 10.1080/17482790701339118 Messenger Davies , Maire . 2010 . Children, Media and Culture . London : Oxford University

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Naughtiest Girls, Go Girls, and Glitterbombs

Exploding Schoolgirl Fictions

Lucinda McKnight

Fictions (1990) and complicate notions of reading the girl. Yet I would not want to stop in a girlsstudies ghetto, and, as in my other work ( McKnight 2015a , 2015b ), seek to use concepts and insights of girlsstudies for broader impact; I intend

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“This Is My Story”

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

Rosie Walters

discourses by contextualizing her story, challenging assumptions that readers might make about her childhood, and turning the gaze back onto the West. In doing so, I argue that girl studies scholars have a duty to pay heed to the everyday acts and

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Personal, Powerful, Political

Activist Networks by, for, and with Girls and Young Women

Catherine Vanner and Anuradha Dugal

. “ Girls Today: Girls, Girl Culture and Girl Studies .” Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1 ( 1 ): 13 – 32 . . 10.3167/ghs.2008.010103 Edell , Dana , Lyn Mikel Brown , and Deborah Tolman