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Hanna Retallack

the lack of specifics about the questions asked and how the answers are analyzed. As I will explore further, the book’s major problem is with Orenstein’s use of easy protectionist narratives of white middle-class girls’ sexuality. However, combine the

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Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

to tease out the potential for at-home theatricals to have encouraged nineteenth-century middle-class English girls 2 to explore alternative identities and possible futures, I consulted many girls’ diaries, letters, scripts, juvenile newspapers, and

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Attitude or Age

Girlhood in Renaissance England

Reina Green

(c. 1615–1616) and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (c. 1613), which concentrate on how merchant-class girls can expand the family network. By constructing an infant past for their royal and middle-class female characters, these playwrights engage in a

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From a Bendy Straw to a Twirly Straw

Growing up Disabled, Transnationally

Shilpaa Anand

FILM REVIEW Shonali Bose. 2014. Margarita, with a Straw . India Coming of age, as complex as it is, is even more so if one is living with cerebral palsy, and is bisexual and dependent on one’s middle-class Indian care-giver mother! Laila (played by

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The Concept of Sentimental Boyhood

The Emotional Education of Boys in Mexico during the Early Porfiriato, 1876–1884

Carlos Zúñiga Nieto

periodicals served as pedagogical texts and didactic publications targeted at upper-middle-class readers. Because they prescribed the management of emotions, they provide rich resources for analyzing the socialization of emotions among boys through the

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Gamed by the System

Exploring Black Male Youths’ Motivation to Participate in Sports

Deborwah Faulk, Robert A. Bennett III, and James L. Moore III

-economic background, occupational attainment and occupational prestige, and the life outcomes of children. According to the work of Annette Lareau (2003) , middle-class parents regardless of racial background actively engage in the concerted cultivation of their

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Introduction

Theorizing Boys’ Literacies and Boys’ Literatures in Contemporary Times

Garth Stahl and Cynthia Brock

-stakes assessments are based on narrow print-based literacy practices ( Alloway and Gilbert 1997 ). Furthermore, Martino (2003) highlights how overemphasis on these narrowly focused assessments disregards important factors in boys’ lives such as class, ethnicity

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Being a Responsible Violent Girl?

Exploring Female Violence, Self-management, and ADHD

Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist and Linda Arnell

behaviours to specific racialized, classed, and gendered bodies make girls’ use of violence particularly worrisome ( Chesney-Lind and Eliason 2006 ). Girlhood, accordingly, remains closely regulated by class- and race-specific categories of femininity that

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Books Are Boring! Books Are Fun!

Boys’ Polarized Perspectives on Reading

Laura Scholes

their peer group’s reading behaviors and the behaviors of the students themselves are of interest. When participants were asked about their shared reading experiences with peers and their perceptions of the popular students in their class, there were

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Solveig Roth and Dagny Stuedahl

. We carried out our fieldwork in a multi-ethnic suburb of about 100,000 inhabitants in a town of 600,000 people that was populated originally by Norwegian working-class families. However, since the 1970s, many immigrant groups have settled there; in