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The Preludes to Migration

Anticipation and Imaginings of Mexican Immigrant Adolescent Girls

Lilia Soto

This article explores the immigrant journeys of Mexican immigrant adolescent girls raised in transnational families. Based on interviews conducted with this young cohort I examine how they experienced migration long before they neared the United States-Mexico border. Using a transnational approach to migration and the intersections of gender and age as analytical categories, I highlight how Mexican immigrant adolescent girls are uniquely situated within their families so as to have a different set of experiences from men, women, and adolescent boys. Their stories reveal that before migration their lives were saturated, because of their parents' departures and visits, with anticipation and imaginings about Napa Valley, California, and with interruptions of migration. Their lives always seemed to be on the brink of migration. This also means that the very reason for their parents' migration—to better provide for their children—placed the children en route, as it were, to the United States.

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Jasmyn Galley

agency, Gazelle’s sexuality incites an antagonistic reaction from the watching men: Gazelle’s body is depicted as so appetizing that the men rip their clothes off in anticipation of ravishing her. In contrast, the men’s aversion to Black Lady Halked

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Girl Constructed in Two Nonfiction Texts

Sexual Subject? Desired Object?

Mary Ann Harlan

Sales’s texts demonstrate that Harris’s anticipation and this struggle still exist, not only for them as authors but also for the girls themselves. While Orenstein and Sales (in particular) frame girls as being at risk in their objectification of self

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“Like Alice, I was Brave”

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

Roxanne Harde

father has been recognized for his skills and offered steady government employment. Because of a short summer, Olemaun has not seen her family for two years, and her anticipation almost overwhelms her. Agnes, however, remembers how difficult the

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Building the Femorabilia Special Collection

Methodologies and Practicalities

Nickianne Moody

nature and political potential of popular culture. It is an extremely appropriate term to describe Femorabilia and its anticipation of future research. The significance of Femorabilia is manifold, but one major contribution it may make is to facilitate

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Brigette Krieg

reconnection to Indigenous cultural identity, youth attending these programs were latching onto gang-related identities. Each photographer claimed that an initial response to programming targeted at Indigenous youth was met with anticipation of a central

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Hope Chest

Demythologizing Girlhood in Kate Bernheimer’s Trilogy

Catriona McAra

times at least, it has been customary in many Western countries for a woman to gather her trousseau—clothing, linens, plates, and other household goods—in anticipation of marriage” (2001: 43), and explains that the chest was often wood-worked and

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Theorizing “The Plunge”

(Queer) Girls’ Adolescence, Risk, and Subjectivity in Blue is the Warmest Color

Michelle Miller

many of the orientations of girlhood, simultaneously reflecting both worry and anticipation. In the original French, the anxiety to meet people and experience things is expressed thus: “ j’ai soif ,” which may be more directly translated as being

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Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Onegina

. “ Turgenev Girls of Modern Russia: an Honest Life in Anticipation of True Love .” [In Russian.] Neprikosnovennyy zapas 3 ( 119 ): 145 – 152 .

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Emily Bent

sat in the audience listening to Sophia's testimony, I could not help but recognize what Endsley (2018) thinks of as purposeful disruption in her words; she presented her case and we waited with anticipation to hear the state's official response. The