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Overlapping Time and Place

Early Modern England’s Girlhood Discourse and Indigenous Girlhood in the Dominion of Canada (1684-1860)

Haidee Smith Lefebvre

hereditary Mohawk chief and an upper class Englishwoman. Tekahionwake witnessed settlers displacing fur trade society and transforming Indigenous society in part by subjugating Indigenous women. Her essay provides a detailed account of the fictional Indian

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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

. While it is important to acknowledge the abuses committed against minors in the sex trade, this one-dimensional narrative may come into opposition with how the girls themselves perceive their experiences, and may actually hinder an understanding of the

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Dustin William Louie

preying on underage girls. Indigenous women and girls are significantly overrepresented in the Western Canadian sex trade; they are estimated to make up 50 to 90 percent of the trade in major cities of this region ( NWAC 2014 ; Sethi 2007 ; Totten 2009

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Claudia Mitchell

same easy-to-access populations over and over again because of the difficulty of reaching girls who are out of school or who are employed as domestic workers or who are involved in the sex trade? How far are we willing to go, as researchers, to adjust

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Smart Girl Identity

Possibilities and Implications

Bernice Loh

parental support in their academic endeav ours were less likely to make such trade-offs because “parental commitment helped them negotiate the pulls of peer culture” (77), thus reemphasizing the importance of social class and structural supports in the

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April Mandrona

assumptions and rhetoric about girls are not replicated in policy. The third article, “Narratives of Ambivalence: The Ethics of Vulnerability and Agency in Research on Girls in the Sex Trade,” explores the ethics of how language constructs reality for girls

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Speaking Our Truths, Building Our Strengths

Shaping Indigenous Girlhood Studies

Kirsten Lindquist, Kari-dawn Wuttunee, and Sarah Flicker

device unhindered by biology or chronology on the other” to Canada where they moved from being “at the heart of [its] fur trade” to losing these “separate identities … as traders increasingly held them up to European ideals.” Brigette Krieg’s article

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Mercedes González de la Rocha and Agustín Escobar Latapí

occasional chicken, also for the household’s consumption or for petty-trade). By this time, Martina had attended school for nine years more than her mother did, and was already two years older than her mother was when she had her first child but the toughest

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Contemporary Girls Studies

Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference

Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey, and Helen Warner

’ lives. Maart (whose name, she reminds us, comes out of the African slave trade) asked us to consider why so much of girls studies (like its predecessors women’s studies and gender studies) overlooks the role of coloniality and empire building in its

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Building the Femorabilia Special Collection

Methodologies and Practicalities

Nickianne Moody

illustrations alluding to the white slave trade, women firing guns, and fiction that attempted to advise girls about sexual harassment at work. Tinkler also found a distinct group of periodicals for unmarried working girls. The example considered for this