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I’m Not Loud, I’m Outspoken

Narratives of Four Jamaican Girls’ Identity and Academic Success

Rowena Linton and Lorna McLean

their schooling experience—suffering injustices at school, substituting social capital, and constructing resistive identity—that capture the strategies used by them to excel in school. The first two themes recollect the girls’ descriptions of their

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Personal, Powerful, Political

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

Catherine Vanner and Anuradha Dugal

Girls’ Political Capital at the United Nations.” She illustrates how the same systems that celebrate girls’ activism can be used to diminish the perspectives of girl activists and calls on adult feminists to push back against concern for optics in order

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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

influential way of thinking through the perceived sense of powerlessness afflicting those who have outgrown childhood but remain unable to accumulate social and economic capital and reach the sphere of social adulthood. While we agree that socioeconomic

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Michael R. M. Ward

on extensive fieldwork, in our final regular article Andrea Moreiras explores how a group of young men construct their sense of belonging to a public space, namely, a market in the capital city of Mozambique, Maputo. The article shows how these young

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Girls’ Work in a Rural Intercultural Setting

Formative Experiences and Identity in Peasant Childhood

Ana Padawer

settings established in the nineteenth century, and both neoclassical and conventional Marxist economic theories in which agrarian domestic work was defined according to use-value instead of profit and capital growth. From this challenging point of

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Mercedes González de la Rocha and Agustín Escobar Latapí

poverty from one generation to the next. The aim of PROGRESA-Oportunidades , the program in question, was mainly the creation of human capital (through the improvement of school attainment, nutrition, and health care) with special attention to girls, and

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Holding Up Half the Sky

Global Narratives of Girls at Risk and Celebrity Philanthropy

Angharad Valdivia

girls and women are recruited toward a global acknowledgment of deep and engrained gender prejudices and toward greater capital accumulation. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafsai exemplifies both the enduring oppression suffered by girls and the

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Anastasia Todd

happy affects because “compulsory able-bodiedness is always, already, a social good in neoliberal capitalism” ( Fritsch 2013: 144 ). Disabled bodies become valuable capital that is vital to this particular affective economy defined by neoliberal

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Anastasia Todd

entrepreneurialism. However tempting it would be to dismiss all disabled bodies as surplus to capital, contemporary iterations of ablenationalism, a logic that undergirds the production of disability, work to recapacitate certain exceptional disabled bodies, like

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“Can You Really See What We Write Online?”

Ethics and Privacy in Digital Research with Girls

Ronda Zelezny-Green

located in the east of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. This part of the city is one of the most densely populated and many households in the area are working-class or impoverished, with subsistence employment prevalent. There are approximately 35 members of