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Nirmala Erevelles

and social movements continue to accept “the ‘naturalness’ of conveying inferior and defective personhood to individuals with … physical and cognitive impairments” (xv). Enmeshed in such ideologies, social and educational policies (in India and

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

. As a result, the female protagonists are limited to very specific adult roles, usually within the domestic sphere. In exploring these elements in relation to genre theory, however, we see these texts as constructing a particular ideology about what

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Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

ideological practices that constitute the transnational at this historical juncture and in the … sites we ourselves occupy ( Alexander and Mohanty 2010: 24 ). We hope that the articles, through engaging with hierarchies of power in diverse contexts, have the

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Building the Femorabilia Special Collection

Methodologies and Practicalities

Nickianne Moody

Cousins 2011 ). The twentieth-century reading culture of girls and young women has also been seen to be negotiating ideologies about femininity, social mobility, national identity, and citizenship. However, despite its significance it is very much in

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Sponsoring Ways of Being

Adolescent Boys’ Religious Literacy Practices

Deborah Vriend Van Duinen

“sizable minority” are regular participants in local communities of faith ( Smith and Denton 2009 ). To these adolescents, religious institutions and leaders, in varying degrees and to varying extents, become literacy sponsors who impart their ideologies

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Cormac Ó Beaglaoich, Mark Kiss, Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich, and Todd G. Morrison

association between self-esteem and GRC that has been demonstrated repeatedly in the literature and also in Study 1. Third, O’Neil (2015) indicates that, across 20 studies, correlations between the original GRCS and four indices of masculine ideology

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

her ability to engage with” (9) this. There is, then, potential for ideological tensions between CBBC’s representational approach (as a public service broadcaster) to tween girls and the consumerist mores of postfeminist girlhood. Given that the BBC is

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Sami Schalk

toys, but expressions of US neoliberal and capitalist ideologies on display. Thus, though American Girl products represent girls only in the US, its distribution to girls around the world—encouraging them to literally buy (into) these ideologies

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The Girl in the Text

Representations, Positions, and Perspectives

Ann Smith

article called “Girl Power in Nervous Conditions : Fictional Practice as a Research Site,” I explored the idea that “seeing a literary text as a site of [educational] research” could lead to the “exploration of how the ideology of theory might intersect

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Queering Virginity

From Unruly Girls to Effeminate Boys

Eftihia Mihelakis

narrative of success/failure that pervades local and global ideologies and sensibilities. This book is therefore important for the field of Girlhood Studies precisely, but not solely, because of its profound and complex investigation into the traditional