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Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

, activists, and service providers who engage with the intersectional domains of disability, gender, and humanitarian praxis. While vulnerability was not even mentioned in the call for submissions, we found that the affective politics of vulnerability appears

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Claudia Mitchell

In March 2019, I had the pleasure of giving a talk at Peter Green College at the University of British Columbia that I called “The Politics and Possibilities of Girl-led and Youth-led Arts-based Activism to Address Gender Violence.” I wanted to

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Queering Virginity

From Unruly Girls to Effeminate Boys

Eftihia Mihelakis

“romance values virginity as part of a system of patriarchal family relations in which the loss of female virginity positions women in submissive roles” (33–34). In the second chapter, “Between Pleasure and Pain: The Textual Politics of the Hymen,” Jodi

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Reading Raewyn

Reflections on a Lifelong Inspiration

Sara Delamont

be teachers. My two colleagues, Gerald Bernbaum and Tom Whiteside—and yes, they were called Tom and Gerry by the students—assigned me the lecture on education and politics. I had then, and still have now, no idea what they envisaged I should write the

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Shapeshifters

Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship

Jennifer Bethune

. What degree of protection and care can young people demand of the state? How can young people navigate a social and political world that seems determined to limit their participation? In her compelling ethnography, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the

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“This Is My Story”

The Reclaiming of Girls’ Education Discourses in Malala Yousafzai’s Autobiography

Rosie Walters

international politics that advocate investment in girls’ education in developing countries as the solution to global poverty. With programs such as the Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect, the UN Foundation’s Girl Up, and Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl

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Girls with Disabilities in the Global South

Rethinking the Politics of Engagement

Xuan Thuy Nguyen

their knowledge in ways that tackle institutional exclusion. While I am not suggesting that this approach can negate or reverse their exclusion from complex social, political, and educational arenas, I am arguing that participatory visual research does

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Girls with Disabilities

A Rights Perspective

Claudia Mitchell

, writing from a variety of vantage points, remind us that the intersection of girlhood studies and disability studies offers a rich and generative space for deepening our understanding of the relationship between politics and well-being under circumstances

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How to Survive the Postfeminist Impasse

Grace Helbig’s Affective Aesthetics

Catherine McDermott

(2016) , I would argue that while focusing on emergent feminist political activism is a vital line of investigation, the existence of feminism has never precluded the circulation of anti- or postfeminist ideas and modes of cultural production. However

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Editorial

Boyhood Studies at 10

Diederik F. Janssen

of special issues put out over the years, not excluding the present one, with the generous aid and invariably admirable dedication of guest editors. Themed issues have addressed historically divergent constructions of young masculinities; the politics