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Building the Femorabilia Special Collection

Methodologies and Practicalities

Nickianne Moody

existing interests and attitudes. However, to make an appeal to a heterogeneous audience and to be meaningful to its readers it must deal with ambiguity and address contested cultural values. Its aim is to resolve tensions that result from the conflicting

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Kaoru Miyazawa

members formed alliances based on common social-cultural values, on the history of oppression, and on goals for liberation. In contrast, the struggles for sexuality rights require the recognition of different sexuality values between and within ethnic and

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April Mandrona

blogs of the young women could “also be seen as performative and public spaces: that is space to extend, differentiate, and negotiate social norms and cultural values; voice issues of common concern; and contribute to forming public opinion” (2011: 350

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Brigette Krieg

-esteem. However, because of years of colonization and assimilation there is a disconnect from the cultural values and traditions espoused in Indigenous communities ( Morris 2007 ). Cultural disconnection and lack of cultural continuity creates a loss of confidence

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Joan Njagi

needs and lived realities effectively. Given the hierarchical nature of adult-child relations in conservative Kenyan society, where religious and cultural values that promote heteronormativity and gender inequality and deny the validity of girls

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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

relationships, but also critique internalized cultural values regarding heteronormative girlhood. These comics focus on queer girls in a number of different ways. Lumberjanes presents a utopian queer community, although it could be read as suggesting that

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

intersectional ideal in specific contexts. In this way, even simply grouping a collection of texts as a genre called “girls’ literature” is a social act that creates meaning and allows us to question cultural values, situation, motive, and hierarchies of power

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“Because There Are Young Women Behind Me”

Learning from the Testimonios of Young Undocumented Women Advocates

Carolina Silva

sacrificed to traditional cultural values that prioritize family and child-rearing ( Chavez 2013 ). Participating in public actions and criticizing people in power was frowned upon while meeting in conference rooms with university leaders was applauded. The