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Christopher Pittard

begins by positing the anonymous serial The Boy Detective (1865–1866) as a response to the supposedly criminal influence of the penny dreadful, identifying the titular Herbert Keen as a means of inculcating middle-class values in a predominantly working-class

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Jay Mechling

scientists see the change from concern with “character” to concern with “personality” as a perfect sign of the cognitive change accompanying the economic and social revolution Americans were experiencing around 1910. The status revolution in the middle class

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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

format, but also as an expression of a new approach to the portrayal of disability in literature for young readers. Bell uses graphic novel techniques to create a representation of girlhood in which gender, disability, race, age, and class intersect in a

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Contemporary Girls Studies

Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference

Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey, and Helen Warner

issues of Brexit and austerity continue to have an impact on girls, and it is poor, working class, inner city girls of color who are disproportionally affected as Maya Goodfellow (2016) has pointed out. Indeed, the leading NGO for girls’ rights, Plan UK

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Smart Girl Identity

Possibilities and Implications

Bernice Loh

t girls. They recognize that not all girls who do w ell at school do so in the terms outlined in media stories of post-feminist girlhoods because of intersecting personal and social factors such as socio-economic class, race, age, and nationality

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Sharing Images, Spoiling Meanings?

Class, Gender, and Ethics in Visual Research with Girls

Janet Fink and Helen Lomax

of working-class girlhood and knowing in their engagement with the photographer, albeit unalike in terms of the gendered identities they are performing at that moment as they play, literally and metaphorically, to the camera. What we have described

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Daniel Lewis

anxieties over loss of control and manliness. 2 The bedroom space functions as both a respite away from the anxieties and pressures of the social sphere, as well as a place where those middle-class masculine anxieties—stemming from the need for control and

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Martin Woodside

avid fan of dime novels, so much so that he had nicknamed himself “Kansas Charley.” The murder made tantalizing headlines, playing on the fears of anxious middle-class parents and pedagogues. One report warns that despite “his extreme youth,” Miller is

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Working Hard, Hanging Back

Constructing the Achieving Girl

Colette Slagle

and adolescence studies and shows how scholarship in the field has typically elided differences of gender, class, and ethnicity. She suggests that research on the relationship between girls and popular culture has fallen into two main categories

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Dayna Prest

Byers calls “careful writing” (211–212). Byers describes her graduate class’s journey of learning about and doing collective biography in a feminist methodologies course. She presents the students’ stories and then analyzes their reflections on each