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“Be Prepared!” (But Not Too Prepared)

Scouting, Soldiering, and Boys’ Roles in World War I

Lucy Andrew

catching were “from the much maligned East End and comparably degenerate working-class areas of the larger British cities”—boys who were, perhaps, most at risk of succumbing to physical deterioration (1991: 175). The patchwork style of Scouting for Boys

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Claudia Mitchell

the girls in these activities … as part of a socialization process” and makes it clear that this participation must be considered critically as “formative experience in which class, age, gender, and ethnic distinctions define certain tasks as girls

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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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“Something Good Distracts Us from the Bad”

Girls Cultivating Disruption

Crystal Leigh Endsley

better be good. We were going to spend that afternoon making use of a literary and feminist tradition designed to explore how girls “engage with the complex identificatory possibilities … to negotiate their gendered, raced, classed, and sexed identities

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Girls with Disabilities in the Global South

Rethinking the Politics of Engagement

Xuan Thuy Nguyen

attitudes towards disability and gender; lack of access to education and disability services; unequal power relationships with their community and family members; unemployment; and financial instability. The intersections between and among class, age, gender

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Tehmina Pirzada

, shopping, wearing make-up, and occasionally skipping class. However, her desire to challenge the status quo that marginalizes people is what makes her extraordinary. In Going Gogi (2009), we see Gogi working in a village and talking about the hard (often

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Their Journey to Triumphant Activism

14 Young Women Speak Out

Nokukhanya Ngcobo

the film and in society in general. In this way, they were being sensitized and challenged to think differently about men and women and gender power relations. In the class discussions, the learners openly expressed their views on issues of violence

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Melanie Kennedy and Natalie Coulter

girls themselves and pays attention to the cultures, objects, and spaces produced by tween girls. While these articles reveal the ways in which girls engage with, negotiate, and resist the framing of the tween as, largely, a white, middle-class

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The Girl in the GIF

Reading the Self into Girlfriendship

Akane Kanai

indeed, assumptions of sameness and universality may be derived from a perspective linked to dominant classed and raced social locations ( Kanai 2017 ). The public, despite its open address, is thus never simply out there waiting for any participant to

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“Like Alice, I was Brave”

The Girl in the Text in Olemaun’s Residential School Narratives

Roxanne Harde

Olemaun triumphantly reads out loud in class to end When I Was Eight , she says, “I was Olemaun, conqueror of evil, reader of books. I was a girl who traveled to a strange and faraway land to stand against a tyrant, like Alice. And like Alice, I was brave