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crushed little stars

A Praxis-in-Process of Black Girlhood

Jordan Ealey

This is a performative engagement with the theory and practice of Black girlhood. I begin with an excerpt from my play-in-process, crushed little stars, which is itself a meditation on the sad Black girl. I share this process of play not only to present play making as a powerful epistemological tool, but also to blur the boundaries between what constitutes theory as opposed to practice. I (re)imagine Black girl sociality as a site of restoration and healing against the racist, sexist, and ageist world with which Black girls are forced to contend. Accordingly, this project contributes to the diversification of girlhood studies, challenging the disciplinarity of the field by extending ethnographic and sociological perspectives to include the vantage point of performance and creative practice.

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“A Badly Brought Up Member of the Family“

Early Adolescence and/as Narrative Rupture in Alice Munro's Lives of Girls and Women

Katherine Bell

When we are growing up, how might the narrative practices of our family members shape our understanding of the world we are coming to know? How might narrative desires and allegiances to formal storytelling conventions affect how individuals are represented and positioned within family discourse? In this paper, I analyze the narrative practices of characters in Alice Munro's Lives of Girls and Women (1971); specifically, I turn to Del Jordan's first encounter with a family member's death and to her tentative understanding of the body's aberrations and complexities, which bumps up against, competes with, and is ultimately overwhelmed by, the narrative practices of the adults in her life. When considered in relation to the bourgeoning field of narrative ethics, Lives of Girls and Women provides a compelling avenue for a rich understanding of how narrative privilege can have an impact on adult-youth relations in general, and the female coming-of-age experience in particular.

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Jay Mechling

Jordan, Benjamin René. 2016. Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship. Race, and the Environment, 1910–1930 . Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 306 pp., 17 illus., notes, bibl., index. $29.95. ISBN 978

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Social Isolation and Disrupted Privacy

Impacts of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Contexts

Sarah Baird, Sarah Alheiwidi, Rebecca Dutton, Khadija Mitu, Erin Oakley, Tassew Woldehanna, and Nicola Jones

host communities in Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps in Jordan—with contrasting pandemic responses. We draw on mixed-methods analysis of data from rapid quantitative phone surveys with approximately 2,528 adolescent girls, and their caregivers, who

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Cinemas of Boyhood Part II

Timothy Shary

, 1997 ), Kamchatka (Argentina, 2002 ), Under the Same Moon (Mexico, 2007 ), and the recent Oscar nominee, Theeb ( Jordan, 2015 ). We also have two articles that examine movies about teenage boys during the illustrious era of 1980s American teen

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Paula MacDowell

compulsive behavior and the daily struggle for non-essential commodities. The camera slowly zooms in to focus on the facial expressions of five different girls as they take turns speaking. Jayden: Is… Kim: This… Aslin: What… Jordan: You… Salina: Want? A girl

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“Like Alice, I was Brave”

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

Roxanne Harde

Over the first five years of this decade, Margaret (Olemaun) Pokiak-Fenton, with her daughter-in-law, Christy Jordan-Fenton, published two sets of paired chapter books and picturebooks that narrate Pokiak-Fenton’s childhood experiences at a Catholic

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A Call to Action

Creativity and Black Girlhood

Crystal Leigh Endsley

which the event will start and stop. Because Brown includes the naming of feminists (for example, Barbara Christian, June Jordan, Trinh Minh-ha) at the start of each chapter, the reader also participates in the ritual that starts each SOLHOT meeting

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Shane Harrison

“stolen generation” of indigenous Australians? Or Tamil men sexually tortured in Sri Lanka compared to GBTIQ-identifying Syrians residing in Jordan, Lebanon, or northern Iraq? This would benefit readers by bringing appreciation for ethnicity, colonization

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“Can You Really See What We Write Online?”

Ethics and Privacy in Digital Research with Girls

Ronda Zelezny-Green

2001: 2 ). Action research is increasingly used in sub-Saharan African contexts ( Stuart and Kunje 1998 ; Kapoor and Jordan 2009 ). The action in this study was to introduce the girls to an educational cell phone app, designed for people living in