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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

who were outsiders struggling with the vulnerabilities that such an identity can bring, and also the possibility of offering a response to titles targeting a white male audience. All of this points to the potential of comics as a space for depicting

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Building the Femorabilia Special Collection

Methodologies and Practicalities

Nickianne Moody

Cousins 2011 ). The twentieth-century reading culture of girls and young women has also been seen to be negotiating ideologies about femininity, social mobility, national identity, and citizenship. However, despite its significance it is very much in

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Barbara Roche Rico

community-based—have also been studied, and preventative programs and legislative actions have been put into place at both local and national levels. Bullying has been characterized as “a form of aggression that can be direct or indirect and includes

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Towards a Fairer Future

An Activist Model of Black Girl Leadership

Courtney Cook

effect on the nature of Black girlhood. Ruth Nicole Brown asserts that the citizenship of Black girls is not inherently tied to their social-political identity as marginal group members. Their childhoods are not free from injustice and inequality, and

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Girl, Interrupted and Continued

Rethinking the Influence of Elena Fortún’s Celia

Ana Puchau de Lecea

Woman Fortún’s biography ( Dorao 2001 ) illustrates the many lives lived by the author of “Celia and Her World,” her constant pursuit of peace, happiness, and identity, and her personal struggle to remain true to her feminist values without neglecting

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Hopeful, Harmless, and Heroic

Figuring the Girl Activist as Global Savior

Jessica K. Taft

century. They have sometimes organized themselves around the collective identity of girl, as in the Factory Girls’ Association striking in the textile mills in New England in the 1830s, or the high school feminist organizations of the 1960s and 1970s

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Benjamin C. Fortna

tensions were embedded in them: the individual versus the collective (both in terms of educational, especially reading, practices and in terms of the formation of identities); the secular versus the religious; and the national versus the supranational. We

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Erin Newcomb

(notably, Robert Munsch’s 1980 picture book, The Paper Bag Princess ), most were too overtly feminist to gain a wide audience, lacked support from film studios, and ultimately failed to gain traction against stories sponsored by the corporate tide of multi-nationals

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Experiencing, Using, and Teaching History

Two History Teachers’ Relations to History and Educational Media

Robert Thorp

How do history teachers talk about and teach an event that they have personally experienced? History, it has been argued, plays an integral role in the constitution of a person’s identity and worldview. 1 How we perceive and relate to the past

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A Useless Subject?

Teaching Civic Education in Italy from the School Programs of 1958 to the Present Day

Paolo Bianchini and Maria Cristina Morandini

-Europeans, and us from them. The constitution could thus become, paradoxically, a platform for relaunching new forms of national identity, intolerance, and the rejection of diversity, rather than nurturing the idea of a “new humanism” envisaged by the recent