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Situating Screen Bodies

Brian Bergen-Aurand

compare the two photographs, the difference is in the looks of the subjects in both images. While the self-portrait conveys the quiet strength of the photographer with a contemplative attitude toward her work and the situation to which it speaks, it

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Crossdressing Dansō

Negotiating between Stereotypical Femininity and Self-expression in Patriarchal Japan

Marta Fanasca

-Japanese (1894–1895) war onwards, physical strength for girls became a positive feature, fundamental to becoming vigorous mothers able to generate strong children and hence to better serve the nation. Consequently, being an otenba became acceptable as well, but

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The Young Indigenous Women's Utopia Group, Cindy Moccasin, Jessica McNab, Catherine Vanner, Sarah Flicker, Jennifer Altenberg, and Kari-Dawn Wuttunee

at Indigenous girls. YIWU was founded by Kari-Dawn Wuttunee, a nêhiyaw-iskwêw woman from Red Pheasant First Nation. She wanted to use Indigenous ways of knowing to challenge gender-based violence (GBV) by fostering the collective strengths

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Karen Carpenter and the Body-Martyr in Queer Memory

Julian Binder

the end, claimed victory over her body and her name” ( Hoerburger 1996 ). Here, anorexia is personified, and the example encapsulates how Karen's life story was remembered not as a narrative of “female strength or self-reliance, [but as one of] a

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“Your Young Lesbian Sisters”

Queer Girls’ Voices in the Liberation Era

Amanda H. Littauer

later, when feminist and lesbian feminist movements had gained further energy and strength, another young woman named Tricia directly addressed adult lesbians, pleading with them to overcome their fear and trauma so that they could assist their “little

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Dustin William Louie

from the strength of the lived experience, we can also rely on the Indigenous knowledges present in traditional communities to be translated into academic theory. To encourage systemic change, stakeholders must honor transformational Indigenous theory

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I'm No Princess

Super Hero Girls Together

Lucy I. Baker

their strength. The active femininity of DCSHG is one that encompasses the multitude of femininities possible outside heterosexuality. DCSHG is an action property, which is reflected in ephemera such as the toys, costumes, and games. However, it does not

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Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader

dominance and clan control of resources. The extreme effects of globalization and the digital divide have led, for some, to unhindered access to education, technology, and cultural strength, and for others to geographically bound lives of material and

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Disney's Specific and Ambiguous Princess

A Discursive Analysis of Elena of Avalor

Diana Leon-Boys

part of Disney's efforts to do so. Further, her Latinidad blends with her can-do talents and positions her within a trope of physically tough Latinas in Hollywood action films ( Beltrán 2004 ). Here, Elena's physical strength intersects with her

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Brenda Austin-Smith, Matthew Cipa, and Temenuga Trifonova

their strengths and weaknesses. The most rewarding aspect of this discussion occurs in its final moments (98–101), where Slugan returns to some of the concerns he developed in the preceding chapter, where he considers the place of indexicality in André