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Irina Kosterina

In this article I examine the situation of girls in the North Caucasus, a region that combines features of both a traditional society with its emphasis on the value of religion, family, and older generations, and a modernized society with its emphasis on the economic emancipation of women, and the pursuit of self-development and individual life strategies. The research model used interviews with girls and an analysis of essays written by girls in high school to explore their life values, priorities, and the impact of religion and traditions on their lives. The research also sought to identify girls' place in the gender, age, and status hierarchies of local societies.

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Sakai Magara

Activist Girl of Early Twentieth Century Japan

Barbara Hartley

how the wildly inequitable distribution of material and social resources in pre-war Japan meant that modernization merely “increased the wealth and comfort of a small elite at the top” (203–204). The vast majority, including most girls, were denied