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Reading Production and Culture

UK Teen Girl Comics from 1955 to 1960

Joan Ormrod

towards his fans and suffering people continues the religious theme that evokes the lives of the saints. Conclusions In the late 1950s, with fears of unwed pregnancy and sexual violence, teenage girls led more restrictive lives than did teenage boys. Much

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Kaoru Miyazawa

contributed to reinforcing the negative stereotypes of working-class minority women ( Luker 1997 ). With the fear in the US that young women from working-class racial minority communities will turn into a burden on the nation, various intervention programs

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Girl Constructed in Two Nonfiction Texts

Sexual Subject? Desired Object?

Mary Ann Harlan

heartbreak ( Armstrong et al. 2010 ). Sarah clearly articulates this when she says, “I’m terrified about the idea of being exclusive with him” ( Sales 2016: 346 ). Another girl specifically asks about “the fear of falling in love or being in love

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Thebes Troutman as Traveling Tween

Revising the Family Story

Margaret Steffler

the land or map in any visible or permanent way reflects her elusiveness and the family’s fear that she will disappear altogether, thus becoming a permanent absence rather than a temporary silence and gap. The nomadism pervading the road trip and the

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Brigette Krieg

their own personal growth. Their ability to discuss issues of abuse, abandonment, anger, and fear removed feelings of shame and guilt and the young women felt they were in a prime position to help others deal with similar issues. A lot of my friends

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The Girl


Fiona Nelson

fear or anxiety upon realizing they are dead, in none of the books is death portrayed as a fearsome or horrific state in which to be. Adventures can happen here. Mysteries can be solved. Boys can be met and true love can blossom. The conflicts and

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April Mandrona

moral panic about, for example, the sexualization of girls by digital technology ( Dobson and Coffey 2015 ). This gender-based fear also takes on specific facets depending on the location of the girls in question and whether they are of color, poor, or

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Holding Up Half the Sky

Global Narratives of Girls at Risk and Celebrity Philanthropy

Angharad Valdivia

mother face. In Kolkata, we fear for Monisha’s safety. America Ferrera’s teary farewell hug accompanied by her words, “You stay safe, ok?” appears equally empty. Meg Ryan hugs her way through Cambodia, something all six advocates do often and freely. In

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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

the perfect friend. However, when Cece’s eye is injured in a minor accident, Martha feels responsible, reacting with guilt and fear, refusing to interact or communicate with Cece. One reading of this incident is that the eye injury highlights Cece

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Anastasia Todd

not understanding why he was being assaulted, one arresting officer claimed “he feared for his life after talking to Canales” ( Goldensohn 2015 : n.p.). Canales’s improperly affective disabled black body provoked violence from the police, and this is