Girlhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Editors-in-Chief: Claudia Mitchell, McGill University and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, Penn State University

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WINNER OF THE 2009 AAP/PSP PROSE AWARD FOR BEST NEW JOURNAL IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES!

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GHS publishes both themed and special issues, as well as unthemed issues. Articles for the open call can be submitted at any time.

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Visual Interruptions
Indigenous Girls


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




Forthcoming Issue

Winter 2014, Volume 7(2)

 

Editorial
Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh


Articles

Adolescence in Action: Screening Narratives of Girl Killers
Eva Lupold

Girl Zines at Work: Feminist Media Literacy Education with Underserved Girls
Leigh Moscowitz and Micah-Blaise Carpenter

Negotiations of Identity and Belonging: Beyond the Ordinary Obviousness of Tween Girls’ Everyday Practices
Fiona MacDonald

Becoming Jane Addams: Feminist Developmental Theory and ‘The College Woman’
Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant

Malawian Teachers’ Perceptions of Gender and Achievement in the Context of Girls’ Underachievement
Martha Kamwendo

Mapping the Terrains for Girlhood in Hong Kong
Chui Ping Iris Kam

Performing the Ultimate Grand Supreme: Approval, Gender and Identity in Toddlers & Tiaras
Christina Hodel
 

Visual Essay

A Safe House? Girls’ Drawings on Safety and Security in Slums in and around Nairobi
Fatuma Chege, Lucy Maina, Claudia Mitchell, and Margot Rothman
 

Reviews

Building Activist Communities: The Rebel Girls Guide to Creating Social Change
Emily Bent

Critical Girls: Girl Power Revisited
Jessalynn Keller
 


 


   In Memoriam

   Jacqueline Kirk, 1968-2008


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