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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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Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

proliferation of practices, discourses, and affects that appear to denaturalize and decenter Western epistemologies of the erotic have generated a number of sociocultural uncertainties around how we understand men and their bodies. Gender and sexual identities

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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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India Halstead

instability, and unreliable narration, this new modernist movement seemed to speak to widespread feelings of uncertainty and alienation across Europe and the United States. 5 The end of the Cold War seemed to mark an age of disillusionment, as the utopian

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Jacob Breslow, Jonathan A. Allan, Gregory Wolfman, and Clifton Evers

media and everyday expectations (e.g., body image and sex). Waling pinpoints how, while for some men masculinity involves uncertainty and confusion, for others their privilege confers not having to think about their gender. Throughout the book, Waling

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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