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“Be Prepared!” (But Not Too Prepared)

Scouting, Soldiering, and Boys’ Roles in World War I

Lucy Andrew

short, Scouting appeared to be preparing boys for their future role as soldiers, ensuring that, when the time came, they would not, like many of the adult generation before them, be rejected for active duty. Scouting for Boys responds to fears about

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Lolita Speaks

Disrupting Nabokov’s “Aesthetic Bliss”

Michele Meek

this point, Humbert is depicted more overtly as a violator, which directly contests her fear that “he’ll tell the hen I raped him” (132). Instead, as she describes, “He pins my hands down and he says, See, you’re all wet, you want it; and he holds me

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Solveig Roth and Dagny Stuedahl

. Markers (signs) that cross figure worlds can be associated with social categories. Different religious symbols, such as headscarves, can stereotype someone as a so-called oppressed woman within some figured worlds or as a woman who fears God in others. The

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“Something Good Distracts Us from the Bad”

Girls Cultivating Disruption

Crystal Leigh Endsley

forces shaping how she experiences her life, but she is not yet able to name how she might resist them. Sakura moves through a middle that spans her fear and “loneliness,” encompasses her “mistakes,” her “confusion,” and her “intelligence,” while allowing

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Naughtiest Girls, Go Girls, and Glitterbombs

Exploding Schoolgirl Fictions

Lucinda McKnight

literary theorists in their exam responses, raising fears of an ever more prescribed regurgitation of taught responses. Rosenblatt, while reading now as profoundly and problematically humanist, not to mention dismissive of popular culture, reminds teachers

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Shane Harrison

ways in which male survivors often differ from their female counterparts: masculine gender socialization, feelings and worry about homosexuality, and fears of becoming predators themselves (7). This is closely followed by researcher and forensic

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Hanna Retallack

sexually active is “mortifying” (208). After inciting fear by describing the pervasiveness of binge drinking, casual hook-ups, sexting, and assault, Orenstein then quells her readers’ anxieties with thought-provoking albeit rather vague observations. Lines

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Building the Femorabilia Special Collection

Methodologies and Practicalities

Nickianne Moody

that “children are bound to be drawn to texts that speak to their fear of loss and abandonment, of disgrace and humiliation and offer them ways of coming to terms with them” (3). Certain themes that Buckingham identified for television such as the

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Boys, Inclusive Masculinities and Injury

Some Research Perspectives

Adam White and Stefan Robinson

species” ( Kimmel 1994 ). Mark McCormack and Eric Anderson (2014) describe much of the early twentieth century as featuring a homohysteric zeitgeist. With homosexuality stigmatized, men feared being perceived as homosexual and thus boys and men had to

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

often rooted in fears that these girls are growing up too fast ( Jackson and Vares 2011 ). Yet, as these AGTube videos illustrate, the girls producing these provocative play scenarios are often teens or young adults. The presence of older girls in the