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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

. 2007 . “ Revisiting GirlsStudies .” Journal of Children and Media 1 ( 2 ): 105 – 125 . doi:10.1080/17482790701339118 . 10.1080/17482790701339118 Messenger Davies , Maire . 2010 . Children, Media and Culture . London : Oxford University

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“This Is My Story”

The Reclaiming of Girls’ Education Discourses in Malala Yousafzai’s Autobiography

Rosie Walters

discourses by contextualizing her story, challenging assumptions that readers might make about her childhood, and turning the gaze back onto the West. In doing so, I argue that girl studies scholars have a duty to pay heed to the everyday acts and

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Naughtiest Girls, Go Girls, and Glitterbombs

Exploding Schoolgirl Fictions

Lucinda McKnight

Fictions (1990) and complicate notions of reading the girl. Yet I would not want to stop in a girlsstudies ghetto, and, as in my other work ( McKnight 2015a , 2015b ), seek to use concepts and insights of girlsstudies for broader impact; I intend

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Personal, Powerful, Political

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

Catherine Vanner and Anuradha Dugal

. “ Girls Today: Girls, Girl Culture and Girl Studies .” Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1 ( 1 ): 13 – 32 . . 10.3167/ghs.2008.010103 Edell , Dana , Lyn Mikel Brown , and Deborah Tolman

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Emily Bent

supporting “their active participation in decision-making processes” ( United Nations General Assembly 2011: 1 ). Girlsstudies scholars rightfully interrogate the “turn to the girl” ( Switzer 2013: 349 ) across human rights campaigns and corporate

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Girl Constructed in Two Nonfiction Texts

Sexual Subject? Desired Object?

Mary Ann Harlan

, and Beth Cooper Benjamin . 2004 . “ Women, Girls, and the Unfinished Work of Connection: A Critical Review of American GirlsStudies .” In All About the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity , ed. by Anita Harris , 15 – 28 . New York

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Paula MacDowell

2013: 20 ), so capturing girls’ perspectives and learning from them cannot happen often enough or too soon in girlsstudies and media education research. Unequivocally, today’s girls are considerably disadvantaged and disempowered if they do not

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Statutory Rape or Postfeminism in Pretty Little Liars?

Shara Crookston

enacting on her own sexual desire in this relationship. This couple is so celebrated among adolescent girl fans that they have been given their own hashtag, #Ezria, on social media platforms making it vital for feminist and girls studies scholars to make

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Being a Responsible Violent Girl?

Exploring Female Violence, Self-management, and ADHD

Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist and Linda Arnell

Annelie Bränström Öhman . 2013 . “ Situating Nordic GirlsStudies .” Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 6 ( 2 ): 3 – 10 . 10.3167/ghs.2013.060202 Hauge , Mona-Iren . 2009 . “ Bodily Practices and Discourses of Hetero

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

Company in 1986. The 18-inch preadolescent dolls come with period clothing, accessories, set pieces, and a book series documenting each doll’s historical journey. As more dolls have been added to the line, scholars in girlsstudies and childhood studies