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Attitude or Age

Girlhood in Renaissance England

Reina Green

discussions even as we remain cognizant that there is nothing essential about either ‘girls’ or ‘women’” (203). As the first book-length study of girlhood in English Renaissance literature, it will appeal to scholars interested in girl studies as well as in

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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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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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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 . https://doi.org/10.3167/ghs.2008.010103 . 10.3167/ghs.2008.010103 Edell , Dana , Lyn Mikel Brown , and Deborah Tolman

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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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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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The Girl in the GIF

Reading the Self into Girlfriendship

Akane Kanai

normative standards of appearance, popularity, and sexuality ( Brandes and Levin 2013 ; Dean and Laidler 2013 ; Elm 2009 ; Holmes 2016 ; Marwick 2015 ; Mazzarella 2008 ; Shade 2008 ; Stokes 2010 ; Vickery 2010 ). This girlsstudies scholarship

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Social Isolation and Disrupted Privacy

Impacts of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Contexts

Sarah Baird, Sarah Alheiwidi, Rebecca Dutton, Khadija Mitu, Erin Oakley, Tassew Woldehanna, and Nicola Jones

). In this regard, insights from girlsstudies literature—which focuses on critically engaging with how the figure of the girl is constructed, and its use and meaning as a category within different settings—provides a useful perspective from which to

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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