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Anastasia Todd

“creates an idealized [feminine] subjectivity” but also manages to “stabilize a national identity” (1999: 22). Thus the pageant can be conceptualized as a balancing act. There is no doubt that the pageant affords the contestants a space in which to access

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Beyond the Discourse of Sexualization

An Inquiry into the Adultification of Tween Girls’ Dressing in Singapore

Bernice Loh

that as a result of this, Singaporeans make the most meaning of the concept of national economic growth when they are able to buy new things continually since this is translated directly into an improvement in their material lives. As a starting point

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Paula MacDowell

Who or what represents girlhood and girl culture in the global, digital age? How are girls’ identities marketed, distributed, and consumed by popular media texts that are persistently communicating gender messages with attitudes, interpretations

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Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

in engaging and disrupting knowledge bases that have traditionally been separated by disciplinary boundaries. Responding to Erevelles and Mutua’s (2005) argument that within girlhood studies, disability trumps other social identities, Stienstra, for

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Joan Njagi

norms in Kenya, SRH information tends to be gender-biased; this poses an even greater challenge for girls and young women, in addition to promoting heteronormative ideals, thereby excluding young people with non-conforming sexual identities. Available

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Naughtiest Girls, Go Girls, and Glitterbombs

Exploding Schoolgirl Fictions

Lucinda McKnight

Walkerdine’s academic Schoolgirl Fictions (1990) , and my recently completed and bound thesis, The Glitterbomb: Designing Curriculum and Identity with Girls’ Popular Culture (2014). These books in my bookshelves as a white, Anglo middle-class Australian

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Introduction: World Knowledge and Non-European Space

Nineteenth Century Geography Textbooks and Children’s Books

Andreas Weiß

the frequently changing production process, because time and again the liberal state left content and production to the publishers and failed to control them or offer them any guidelines. Finally, in “Teaching National Identity and Alterity: Nineteenth

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Technologies of Nonviolence

Ethical Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Astrid Treffry-Goatley, Lisa Wiebesiek, Naydene de Lange, and Relebohile Moletsane

of photographing them, the use of drawing for anonymous visual illustration, and the use of anonymous photographic techniques to protect the identity of the participants. Having been divided into small groups, the participants were given 30 minutes to

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Erin Ash

deal of critical media scholarship focused on race has explored constructions of minority racial groups in media, research has increasingly emphasized the importance of interrogating “whiteness” as a racial identity to understanding media texts and the

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History Teaching and Cultural Hegemony

Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Francoist History Textbooks of the 1960s

Johanna Fricke

-called ‘families’ of the Franco state” (Falangists, militarists, monarchists, national Catholics, Carlists, technocrats) into the government, while “Franco [ensured] that factions whose priorities were most useful to the regime at a given time were always given the