An Interdisciplinary Journal
Aims & Scope
Editor-in-Chief: Claudia Mitchell, McGill University
WINNER OF THE 2009 AAP/PSP PROSE AWARD FOR BEST NEW JOURNAL IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES!
Submitting to Girlhood Studies
GHS publishes both themed and special issues, as well as unthemed issues. Articles for the open call can be submitted at any time.
Girlhood Studies is moving to 3 issues in 2015!
Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the critical discussion of girlhood from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and for the dissemination of current research and reflections on girls' lives to a broad, cross-disciplinary audience of scholars, researchers, practitioners in the fields of education, social service and health care and policy makers. International and interdisciplinary in scope, it is committed to feminist, anti-discrimination, anti-oppression approaches and solicits manuscripts from a variety of disciplines.
The mission of the journal is to bring together contributions from and initiate dialogue among perspectives ranging from medical and legal practice, ethnographic inquiry, philosophical reflection, historical investigations, literary, cultural and media research to curriculum design and policy-making. Topics addressed within the journal include girls and schooling, girls and feminism, girls and sexuality, girlhood in the context of Boyhood Studies, girls and new media and popular culture, representation of girls in different media, histories of girlhood, girls and development.
Subjects: Gender Studies, Education, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Media Studies
Spring 2015, Volume 8(1)
SPECIAL ISSUE: Girlhood Studies in Post-Socialist Times
Edited by Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova
Editorial: International Collaboration and the Spread of Girlhood Studies
Introduction: Girlhood Studies in Post-Socialist Times
Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova
Bodies in Transition: Girlhoods in Post-Communist Balkan Cinema
The Construction of Girls’ Femininity through the Ukrainian TV Show The Queen of the Ball
A Proper Dress Length for Little Girls? Soviet Taste, Girls’ Innocence, and Children’s Fashion in Contemporary Russia
Olga Boytsova and Elena Mishanova
Fictional Girls in Transition during Perestroika
Organizing Girls’ Groups for a Better Future: Local and Global Challenges and Solutions
Mapping Motherhood: Girls as Mothers in Contemporary Russia
Between Us Girls: On Girls’ Interpretations of Sexuality
“Fighting Is Not Pretty”: Interpreting the Experience of Self-Defense in Girls’ Fights