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Girlhood Studies at 10

Claudia Mitchell

have taken on girlhood in specific geo-political contexts as can be seen in the special issues on Nordic girlhood and on girlhood in post socialist societies. The special section on Indigenous girlhood in GHS 9(3) is, I believe, groundbreaking for its

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Growing Up Married

In Conversation with Eylem Atakav

Zahra Khosroshahi

interested in the representation of honor-based crimes, forced marriage, child marriage, and gender politics. Her engagement with these issues and themes led to her launching the “Women, Islam and Media” module in 2011 at UEA. The aim of the module is to

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Solveig Roth and Dagny Stuedahl

politics in the work imperatives contained in statements such as “to be successful and to be their own persons” (2006: 107). These imperatives influence educational trajectories in school, and, in everyday culture, influence learning as these scholars point

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Negotiating Girl-led Advocacy

Addressing Early and Forced Marriage in South Africa

Sadiyya Haffejee, Astrid Treffry-Goatley, Lisa Wiebesiek, and Nkonzo Mkhize

political and social arena. An important consideration in intergenerational partnerships relates to tokenism and the silencing of girl activists. For example, in her scrutiny of girls’ participation at the United Nations, Emily Bent notes that although

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Anastasia Todd

, politics, and sensory energies.” Today’s digitalized environments can be characterized by paradoxical logic—ephemeral and intense, technical and embodied, tangible and ungraspable, visible and invisible. Kuntsman argues that, online, “Speed and circulation

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Attitude or Age

Girlhood in Renaissance England

Reina Green

freedom, especially when compared to womanhood, which, even when idealized, was associated with restraint. Adult women who transgressed political, social, and sexual limits were therefore often described as girls. So it is with Elinor in Gascoigne’s The

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Jacob Breslow, Jonathan A. Allan, Gregory Wolfman, and Clifton Evers

men can offer crucial insights about contemporary American masculinities because they are, indeed, men, Miriam Abelson's Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America unfurls into a complex and politically urgent text. The book is

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Joan Njagi

Communication technologies such as social and mobile media are considered useful in contributing to breaking down barriers of access to mainstream media platforms such as TV, radio, and newspapers, thereby increasing social and political

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Nirmala Erevelles

defective. Political economic conditions also affect the life experiences of disabled women and girls. Ghai observes how poverty both separates and connects disabled girls and women across the globe. She writes, “If you are poor you are more likely to be

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Veronika Novoselova

, body politics, identity, embodiment, and consumer culture. References Thorne , Barrie . 1993 . Gender Play: Boys and Girls in School . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press . Qvortrup , Jens . 1994 . “ Childhood Matters: An Introduction