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Because I am a Girl

In the Shadow of War

Nikki van der Gaag, Sarah Henriks, and Feyi Rodway

Conflict affects girls differently from boys—their rights are ignored, their responsibilities changed, and their lives altered forever by war. Girls face discrimination on at least two counts: because they are young and because they are female. We focus here on the changing nature of war and conflict and what this means for girls' health, economic well-being, physical security and protection, and also for their resilience and empowerment. We examine how girls are uniquely affected by, and respond to, conflict, its build-up and its aftermath. We assess the role of the institutions that have a duty to protect and support girls in conflict-affected states, and explore the reasons why policy actors do not take girls into account in their responses to violent conflict. We outline recommendations for action in terms of girls' education, harnessing girls' resilience and encouraging their empowerment.

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Beyond the Body Count

Field Notes as First Responder Witness Accounts

Patricia Krueger-Henney

I position critical ethnographic researcher field notes as an opportunity to document the physical and ideological violence that white settler states and institutions on the school-prison nexus inflict on the lives of girls of color generally and Black girls specifically. By drawing on my own field notes, I argue that critical social science researchers have an ethical duty to move their inquiries beyond conventions of settler colonial empirical science when they are wanting to create knowledges that transcend traditions of body counts and classification systems of human lives. As first responders to the social emergencies in girls’ lives, researchers can make palpable spatialization of institutionalized forms of settler epistemologies to convey more girl-centered ways of speaking against quantifiable hierarchies of human life.

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Nirmala Erevelles

), dharma (pre-ordained duty) and karma (action) combine to place disabled people in a constant quest for cure, redemption, abuse, and neglect. Within this religious-cultural milieu daughters are constructed as parai (Other) needing a dowry in order to

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Attitude or Age

Girlhood in Renaissance England

Reina Green

syphilis, while her brother is condemned to death for theft. Even as she ignores it, a sense of duty invests Dalila’s girlhood, and this is also apparent in Jacob and Esau (c. 1554), in which a young female servant, Abra, resists her subservient position

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Renée Monchalin and Lisa Monchalin

territory we are currently igniting our inner strengths, duties, and natural positions of leadership and influence. As young Indigenous sisters we find ourselves contributing to this path of reclamation through education. Although it is not easy, we draw on

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Girls’ Work in a Rural Intercultural Setting

Formative Experiences and Identity in Peasant Childhood

Ana Padawer

”) were shared in early childhood by girls. The domestic duties of girls like Patricia, conducted from an early age, were subordinated formative experiences. This subordination was not related to their duties of domestic work, but from the progressive

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How to Survive the Postfeminist Impasse

Grace Helbig’s Affective Aesthetics

Catherine McDermott

duty of securing liberation and equality for women and is therefore no longer required. In the postfeminist paradigm, feminism consequently becomes understood as a burdensome legacy from which women can cut loose gratefully to enjoy the benefits of

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“Farmers Don't Dance”

The Construction of Gender in a Rural Scottish School

Fiona G. Menzies and Ninetta Santoro

fifteen years of age, too young to be legally driving a car, Jack demonstrates his capacity to take on traditional adult roles on the farm. Here, delicate dancing and heavy-duty tractor driving are juxtaposed. The participants in Reidun Heggem's research

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Anastasia Todd

her happy affect and status as happy object, she keeps things in line, orients bodies in the right way. Delaney’s duty is to generate happiness by the very act of embracing her status as disabled in the right ways—as overcoming, as excited, and as

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Beyond the Discourse of Sexualization

An Inquiry into the Adultification of Tween Girls’ Dressing in Singapore

Bernice Loh

of this class have a duty to acquire these goods, in order to live up to peer evaluations. Yao also adds that personal meanings may be attributed to the consumption of luxury goods in Singapore such as being a reward for “virtuous behaviour” (1996