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Queering Virginity

From Unruly Girls to Effeminate Boys

Eftihia Mihelakis

narrative of success/failure that pervades local and global ideologies and sensibilities. This book is therefore important for the field of Girlhood Studies precisely, but not solely, because of its profound and complex investigation into the traditional

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“I’m No Donna Reed”

Postfeminist Rhetoric in Christian At-Home Daughterhood Texts

Elizabeth Shively

[a woman] with” (2009: ix). There is significant overlap between Quiverfull, homeschooling, 3 courtship, and at-home daughterhood, and they all tend to promote a conservative, complementarian gender ideology in which men, as fathers and husbands, are

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From Selfies to Sexting

Tween Girls, Intimacy, and Subjectivities

Antonio García-Gómez

community of practice. More specifically, this study explores the discursive self-presentation of this group of tween girls in an attempt to throw further light on the way(s) in which they perform an ideology while asserting their sexual agency. In doing so

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Way to Go

The Significance of Place for Girls and Girlhood Studies

Eva Hoffmann

on the Australian country girl that “habitus makes readily available tense stories of origin and ideology” (55), and complicates how we approach girls’ meaning making practices. Marnina Gonick argues in “Girlhood at the Intersection of Art and

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Veronika Novoselova

illuminating ideologies and discourses that have shaped a contemporary visual landscape of consumer culture. The book closes with an exploration of several forms of agency—individual, relational, and institutional. Particularly insightful is Rice’s reflection

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Girls with Disabilities in the Global South

Rethinking the Politics of Engagement

Xuan Thuy Nguyen

dominant ideologies in maintaining the public order ( Nguyen 2015 ). Emerging as a post-colonial country after nearly a century of warfare, Vietnam sought to represent itself as a country of rapid socio-economic reform. This politics of social change has

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More Than Just a Simple Refrain?

The Figure of the Girl in International Cinema

Elspeth Mitchell

of a makeover scene, in Danielle Hipkins's chapter, are complicated by a shift in attention to the affective quality of mother and daughter interaction. Taylor-Jones's essay seeks to show how patriarchal ideologies are shored up by the visibility of

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Beyond the Discourse of Sexualization

An Inquiry into the Adultification of Tween Girls’ Dressing in Singapore

Bernice Loh

formal inquiries 2 into the sexualization of young girls. I acknowledge that arguments contributing to the discourse of sexualization often stem from different ideological currents with their distinct purposes and contributions to this discourse. Barker

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Jasmyn Galley

patriarchal worldview with the larger process of colonialism—two ideologies that are inextricably intertwined. Historically, many North American Native cultures embraced gender fluidity and in some cases, the notion of a third gender that embodied both male

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

delineate the travails of young boys’ assimilation into ideologies of education, and their regimentation on the basis of culturally accepted and deployed notions of what it means to be a proper boy. In middle-class Indian schools and families, because of