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Marie Puysségur

. The academic interest that accompanies the current proliferation of narratives centered on adolescent girls (see Driscoll 2002 ; Gonick et al. 2009 ) has approached girlhood as a state of transition and potential, a moment of uncertainty and becoming

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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

triumvirate of economic uncertainty ( Gough et al. 2013 ), political unrest ( Diouf 2003 ), and the reconfiguration of established cultural practices ( Masquelier 2005 ) now obstruct social mobility and trajectories to become a somebody . Alcinda Honwana

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Consuming Katniss

Spectacle and Spectatorship in The Hunger Games

Samantha Poulos

; and whether romantic love is real, or can be real for her” (56, emphasis in original). Authenticity, survival, performance, and drama merge, creating both pleasure and uncertainty for viewers. In the final chapter these authors look at the films and

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The Inheritance of Activism

Does Social Capital Shape Women's Lives?

Supriya Baily, Gloria Wang, and Elisabeth Scotto-Lavino

going back further in the second and third epochs (29 to 37) and (38 to 47) respectively. Annie, Carol, Lauren, Maya, and Rachel (18 to 28 years of age) The early epoch is characterized by the reinforcement of identity and the uncertainties that

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Conditional Freedom

A Portrait of Young Men's Sense of Belonging to the Street in Maputo, Mozambique

Andrea Moreira

representation of an uncertainty regarding the future is certainly gender biased. The moral panic about youth in Africa concerns male youth specifically, and it is male youth, in turn, who seem to be the most visible victims and perpetrators of violence. How

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Where to from Here?

Emerging Conversations on Girls’ Literature and Girlhood

Dawn Sardella-Ayres and Ashley N. Reese

on the way to becoming a so-called good woman is a condition of girlhood. This restriction is reflected in many of our chosen texts that demonstrate an uncertainty with adolescent and/or post-schoolgirl-aged (but yet unmarried) protagonists. In many

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

culture has shifted is through the video production and sharing of girls’ online doll play. Dolls, much like tweenhood itself, have come to represent the relationship between the comforts of childhood and the uncertainties of adolescence. Dolls like

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The Rumble of Nostalgia

Francis Ford Coppola’s Vision of Boyhood

Molly Lewis

brilliant uncertainty of his future. Nevertheless, to Chown, Rumble Fish “has an eerie beauty” that some viewers appreciate, such as his own film studies students who “question, even pester” (1988: 174) him about Rumble Fish rather than Coppola’s other

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“Something Good Distracts Us from the Bad”

Girls Cultivating Disruption

Crystal Leigh Endsley

expected to perform in “normative, socially constraining and often contradictory spaces” (2009: 6). Ash’s words indicate this uncertainty; hers is a less prescriptive experience than Sakura’s but expands what Saint recognizes as the struggle between being

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Sami Schalk

discomforted around disabled people. McKenna’s lack of ease is depicted as part of her own internal fears and uncertainty—her emotions are not represented as part of the oppression of people with disabilities. Instead, her discomfort is naturalized as a normal