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Lolita Speaks

Disrupting Nabokov’s “Aesthetic Bliss”

Michele Meek

acknowledge the girl’s sexual desire and agency. Aesthetics or Ethics? In his 1959 essay, “On a Book Entitled Lolita ,” Nabokov argues that the sole purpose of Lolita is “aesthetic bliss,” which he defines as “a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected

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Emily Anderson

Introduction Alessi and Alessi rightly describe the ethics of new media as an “uncharted area.” They explain that “the production and subsequent use of new forms of media results in new dimensions of experience and effects in general that are

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Girlhood and Ethics

The Role of Bodily Integrity

Mar Cabezas and Gottfried Schweiger

, might then be reflected in policy-making. Many voices coming from difference feminisms ( Held 1995 ; Tong et al. 2004 ) and feminist care ethics ( Gilligan 1993 ), in introducing bottom-up context-specific approaches, and in having pointed out how a

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Claudia Mitchell

There is probably no topic associated with doing fieldwork with girls and young women that evokes more concern than the issue of ethics. For many members of university research ethics boards (REBs) the very term girls in the title of a project sets

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Narratives of Ambivalence

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Agency in Research with Girls in the Sex Trade

Alexandra Ricard-Guay and Myriam Denov

agency, we have, in this article, several goals. First, we build on key contributions from critical childhood studies in reflecting on the ethics of research on sensitive topics. In particular, scholars (see Dorner 2015 ; Graham et al. 2015

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Technologies of Nonviolence

Ethical Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Astrid Treffry-Goatley, Lisa Wiebesiek, Naydene de Lange, and Relebohile Moletsane

et al. 2013 ). Yet, as April Mandrona (2016a) has pointed out, these remain under-researched. In the Networks for Change project, we attempt to address this gap by actively engaging with these ethical issues and by making ethics a central and

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Jessica Prioletta

. To conclude, I discuss how Nel Noddings’s (2005) concept of an ethics of care in education may help to address gender inequality in preschool. I suggest that an ethics of care can work to challenge the gender binary upon which gender inequalities

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Making It Up

Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent

) make clear, while we might applaud the UN for including girls in their advocacy efforts, we must also trouble the approach to girls’ political engagement and empowerment. Girls as Decoration: The Ethics of Voice and Empowerment Girls’ visibility as

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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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April Mandrona

approaches, the relationship between girlhood studies and the field of ethics remains under-articulated and under-researched. While there is a range of research that takes up feminist and childhood ethics, ethics in girlhood studies is a relatively new area