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Growing Up Married

In Conversation with Eylem Atakav

Zahra Khosroshahi

Growing Up Married (2016), confronts this urgent global issue. The film, in Atakav’s words, “Focuses on four women from Turkey who were forced [into] marriage. They reveal their own experience and recollection of being child brides on camera for the first

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Sexy Shapes

Girls Negotiating Gender through Popular Music

Ann Werner

This article is based on ethnographic fieldwork done with a group of 14 to 16 year-old girls in a medium sized Swedish town. The study aimed to investigate the relationship between everyday music use and gender, ethnicity and sexuality. The question posed here is: "What negotiations take place when the girls discuss their favorite music and artists?" Research in response to this question shows that the identity work of negotiating how to be a teenage girl often relates to popular culture. The sample focuses on girls from Swedish, Bosnian, Turkish and Syrian backgrounds. In this article I report on the local ideas about gender and ethnicity claimed by the girls to influence their discussion of music, dress and behavior, as well as the desires that I argue structure such discussion. This research supports contemporary findings that mainstream popular music has cultural and social significance in young girls' lives.

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April Mandrona

—is a growing concern for female refugees, Syrian girls are being increasingly forced into early marriage. In Turkey, which has seen a large influx of displaced people, the constitutional court voted in July 2016 to annul a criminal code that punishes

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Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Settings

“I Am Not ‘Worthless’—I Am a Girl with a Lot to Share and Offer”

Emma Pearce, Kathryn Paik, and Omar J. Robles

caregivers who may be isolated in their homes. Across the three projects, assessments have been conducted in conflict-affected communities in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, and the Northern Caucasus in the

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Emily Bent

Turkey. The 2019 GSO underscored girls’ political leadership on addressing contemporary human rights issues including climate change, immigration and forced migration, Indigenous rights, gender equality in schools, menstrual equity, and gender

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Contemporary Girls Studies

Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference

Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey, and Helen Warner

ground-breaking work in alternative formats. One such delegate was feminist academic and filmmaker, Eylem Atakav, who presented her film, Growing Up Married (2016), a documentary about four women in Turkey who were forced into marriage as young girls

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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

girlhoods, whether Muslim or otherwise. For example, Nakia, who is also Muslim, but from a Turkish background, is depicted as wearing a hijab, unlike Kamala, and so the title disrupts the persistent xenophobic trope of Muslim girlhoods as being homogenous