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Nirmala Erevelles

this context that she examines, through national and international social policies, autobiographical narratives, religious and cultural mores, and social and psychological theories the changing ways in which ability and disability as social constructs

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Sami Schalk

operates in the contemporary fictional books and doll accessories of the American Girl brand through the combined gendered discourses of education, empowerment, and national identity. I argue that disability’s inclusion in the brand is a means of touting

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The Inheritance of Activism

Does Social Capital Shape Women's Lives?

Supriya Baily, Gloria Wang, and Elisabeth Scotto-Lavino

but has also steered our path at various stages of adulthood given our activist identity. We undertook this research to better understand how women who identified as activists might have capitalized on their experiences as they got older. We were

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Claudia Mitchell

editorial team that includes two young Indigenous women, Kirsten and Kari-dawn, who are both members of the National Indigenous Young Women’s Council (NIYWC) and, as such, it draws on the strength of an organization of young Indigenous women. Second, it

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Girl Constructed in Two Nonfiction Texts

Sexual Subject? Desired Object?

Mary Ann Harlan

Air . National Public Radio , 29 March . Harris , Anita . 2004 . All About the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity . New York Routledge . Holbrook , Sharon . 2016 . “ Parents Need to Talk to Their Daughters About the Joys of Sex, Not Just

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Constructing Pathways to Responsible Manhood

Controlling Images and Meaning Making Through the Use of Counter-narratives

Mellie Torres, Alejandro E. Carrión, and Roberto Martínez

promoted explicit discourses to shape and nurture Black and Latino masculine identities for academic success. In this context, we addressed the following questions: (1) How do Latino boys describe their conceptions of masculinities? (2) How do Latino boys

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From Selfies to Sexting

Tween Girls, Intimacy, and Subjectivities

Antonio García-Gómez

navigate multiple feminine identities in the context of sexting. Here I argue that consensual sexting cannot be reduced to self-expression as one the ways these young girls may perform their gendered online identity. Instead, it may be understood, in spite

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“Something Good Distracts Us from the Bad”

Girls Cultivating Disruption

Crystal Leigh Endsley

“value framing [our] own identity through life experiences and sharing critical thinking about local and national issues” (2003: 371) and thus articulates the major objective of this project. The workshop series includes peer-to-peer editing, revisions

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

to the boy's coming-of-age story in which the bride is just one prize won along the way. Incidentally, Annis Pratt, in particular, describes girls’ maturation as “growing down” rather than “growing up” (1981: 30). National identity regarding the

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Mixed Message Media

Girls’ Voices and Civic Engagement in Student Journalism

Piotr S. Bobkowski and Genelle I. Belmas

especially beneficial for girls from disadvantaged and immigrant backgrounds whose economic and cultural alienation may complicate the development of well-integrated self-identities and self-expressions ( Brown 1998 ; Mann 2004 ; Vargas 2009 ). Out