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James Marten

this emerges in Cox’s work. Yet one also reads of an absolute lack of agency among a significant portion of boy soldiers, who went into the military to serve others’ purposes, not their own. Although the effort to place boys’ military service in a much

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Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

Newcastle along with the diaries she kept throughout her life. My approach attempts to sidestep that power differential through an intentional willingness to—as Patti Lather puts it—“get lost” (2008: 219). She argues in favor of letting “absolute knowledge

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The Biologically Vulnerable Boy

Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality

Heather T. Battles

constructivist approach recognizes that scientific knowledge is the product of human social activity and that biological models are not absolute reality (see Fausto-Sterling 1985: 212 ; Latour and Woolgar 1979 ; Wright 1988 ). As used here, this approach does

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Contemporary Girls Studies

Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference

Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey, and Helen Warner

absolute conviction that the lives, experiences, histories, stories, and voices of girls must be more fully included in our scholarship. Rozena Maart offered a powerful reminder of the white supremacy that punctuates all academic interrogation into girls

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The Unrealized Potential of Body-Reflexive Practices

Intimations of a New Materialism

Steve Garlick

dominance and advancing social justice, rather than merely rearranging elements of gender, and that “the bodily dimension of gender is often thought to be the absolute limit to change” ( Connell 2000: 206 ). This is where I suggest that new materialist

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“Boys in Power”

Consent and Gendered Power Dynamics in Sex

Katrín Ólafsdottir and Jón Ingvar Kjaran

—intersected with the consent discourse, as some sexual acts needed absolute consent while others that were considered within the grid of normality could be consented to nonverbally. This was something the boys needed to interpret and evaluate when taking the lead

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Michele Meek

Urban Dictionary, which now states, A consent culture is one in which the prevailing narrative of sex is centered around mutual consent. It is a culture with an abhorrence of forcing anyone into anything, a respect for the absolute necessity of

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Chung-Hao Ku

between children and the future produces an ideology of reproductive futurism in securing “the absolute privilege of heteronormativity by rendering unthinkable, by casting outside the political domain, the possibility of a queer resistance to this

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“It's Not Being Racist, but … ”

A Youth Gang and the Creation of Belonging Based on “Othering”

Sinead Gormally

operations” or “sincerity operations” often take place ( Laing 1961: 52 ), through the process of “othering”: “to reassert one's values as moral absolutes, to declare other groups as lacking value, to draw distinct lines of virtue and vice” ( Young 1999: 15