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The Biologically Vulnerable Boy

Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality

Heather T. Battles

infant mortality rate declined. Mark Abramowicz and Henry Barnett (1970) demonstrated this inverse relationship in New York City between 1870 and 1960 and in statistics from a number of other countries from 1915 to 1949. Bakwin, however, also noted that

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Holding Up Half the Sky

Global Narratives of Girls at Risk and Celebrity Philanthropy

Angharad Valdivia

in New York City, providing framing between the documentary’s chapters. Celebrity advocates, activists, and girls on-site serve secondary roles to Kristof’s intrepid protagonist. From the outset he walks through the Manhattan offices of The New York

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Barbara Roche Rico

Migration from the Island from the 1940s to the mid-1960s. The novels Felita and Going Home address a girl’s attempt to negotiate a bicultural identity within the cultures of her native New York City and the Puerto Rico of her ancestors. Two of Mohr

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Reframing Disability through Graphic Novels for Girls

Alternative Bodies in Cece Bell’s El Deafo

Wendy Smith-D’Arezzo and Janine Holc

’ imagined stories are vehicles for negotiating the difficulties of the real world. Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach (1991), in which a girl flies over New York City in response to racism, is perhaps one of the most powerful. The presence of El Deafo in Cece

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Black Girls Swim

Race, Gender, and Embodied Aquatic Histories

Samantha White

In the winter of 1941, a Harlem audience gathered to watch Black girls swim at the West 137th Street Branch of the YWCA. The branch, which served Black girls in New York City, boasted an extensive Physical Education department that included, among

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Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities in the Time of Coronavirus

Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

author, Michael A. Perelman, continues: [O]ur world view on masturbation has changed immensely since early medical writing regarded masturbation as the cause of many diseases and illnesses. Today, the New York City Department of Health informs us

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Chung-Hao Ku

protagonist Jim Willard has been a cabin boy on a cruise ship, a tennis coach at a Beverly Hills hotel, a kept boy in a Hollywood actor’s mansion, and a WWII solider, but his migration from rural Virginia to New York City does not lead him to settle with

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Tiffany Rhoades Isselhardt

launched in May 2017 in Central Park in New York City. The Whole Story is a global marketing company, not a grassroots organization nor a group of historians. They created a phone app that uses augmented reality and GPS technology to place virtual statues

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Visibility and Screen Politics after the Transgender Tipping Point

Wibke Straube

. The series Pose is a fantastic example of how this might be slowly changing and how cultural spaces for alternative productions and diverse and intersecting positions between class, race, gender, and sexuality are emerging. Pose , featuring New York

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Transitions Within Queer North African Cinema

Nouri Bouzid, Abdellah Taïa, and the Transnational Tourist

Walter S. Temple

effort to redefine their role at the North–South divide (see below, note 7). 3 See Barthes (1987) . 4 This article focuses primarily on the queer cinema of the MENA region; however, it was the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, and their ensuing