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Textbooks in Periods of Political Transition after the Second World War

Kira Mahamud Angulo and Anna Ascenzi

eventually led to an economic crisis on an international scale. The authors examine to what extent, and how, this economic reality was reflected in the school textbooks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. National Immigrants in Spanish Alternative Textbooks from

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Contemporary Girls Studies

Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference

Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey, and Helen Warner

scholarship of girls studies has grown expansively since the work of scholars (most notably Angela McRobbie (1978a , 1978b ) and Chris Griffin (1985) ) at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in the 1970s and 1980s was first undertaken (see, also

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Lolita Speaks

Disrupting Nabokov’s “Aesthetic Bliss”

Michele Meek

aesthetics of the text. Feminist criticism of Lolita in the 1980s and 1990s initially argued that Nabokov’s “declared dedication to ‘aesthetic bliss’” proved that “the novel’s design encourages readers to sympathize with the protagonist and artist

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

reference English-speaking populations in the United States and Canada. 6 In the 1980s and 1990s, women's studies critics including Baym (1993) , Pratt (1981) , and Tompkins (1985) interrogated the shift in women's roles in their exploration of girls

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Natalie Clark

-telling complex stories of Indigenous women and girls that reflected a holistic perspective and understanding. By the 1980s writers like Jeanette Armstrong (1988) , Joy Harjo (1981) , Gloria Anzaldúa (1981) , Chrystos (1988) and others were writing and

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

in the consumer-niche marketplace of the post-World War II era and crystallized in the media deregulation of the 1980s ( Cook and Kaiser 2004 ; Coulter 2014 ), its understanding has depended on its discursive relationship to consumer histories

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Freak Temporality

Female Adolescence in the Novels of Carson McCullers

Alison Sperling

Secret Self was published as early as 1978, it was not until freak studies was picked up as a sub-field to the burgeoning field of disability studies in the late 1980s that it became more established. 1 The field of freak studies has grown alongside

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Reframing Disability through Graphic Novels for Girls

Alternative Bodies in Cece Bell’s El Deafo

Wendy Smith-D’Arezzo and Janine Holc

slow to adopt the graphic novel genre launched by Art Speigelman’s Maus series in the 1980s. By 2000, however, the tide had turned. The popularity of graphic novels rose quickly, as evidenced by their increased library circulation ( Moeller 2013

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Overlapping Time and Place

Early Modern England’s Girlhood Discourse and Indigenous Girlhood in the Dominion of Canada (1684-1860)

Haidee Smith Lefebvre

’ voices and perspectives in archival records and by their contemporary lack of social standing. In the 1980s, scholars addressed the former, as we have seen in Van Kirk’s gender- and group-specific analyses of girls and young women’s roles in the trans

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Working with the Cold War

Types of Knowledge in Swedish and Australian History Textbook Activities

Niklas Ammert and Heather Sharp

the 1980s,” Social and Education History 2 (2013): 176–204. 21 Ruth Wodak, “The Discourse-Historical Approach,” in Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis , ed. Ruth Wodak and Michael Meyer (London: Sage, 2001), 63–94. 22 See Rob Gilbert and Brian