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Girlhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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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

Volume 10(2), Summer 2017

Special Issue

Technologies of Nonviolence: Reimagining Mobile and Social Media Practices in the Lives of Girls and Young Women

Guest edited by Laurel Hart

Editorial: Technological Nonviolence and Girls: Creating a Counter Discourse
Claudia Mitchell

Introduction: From Risk to Resistance: Girls and Technologies of Nonviolence
Laurel Hart


“For Girls to Feel Safe”: Community Engineering for Sexual Assault Prevention
Day Greenberg and Angela Calabrese Barton

Girls and Young Women Resisting Rape Culture through YouTube Videos
Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

Technologies of Nonviolence: Ethical Participatory Visual Research with Girls
Astrid Treffry-Goatley, Lisa Wiebesiek, Naydene de Lange, and Relebohile Moletsane

Networked Technologies as Sites and Means of Nonviolence: Interdisciplinary Perspectivesl
Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader

Terms of Silence: Weaknesses in Corporate and Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberviolence against Girls
Suzanne Dunn, Julie S. Lalonde, and Jane Bailey

Social Media and the Sexual Exploitation of Indigenous Girls
Dustin William Louie

Exploring Disabled Girls’ Self-representational Practices Online
Sarah Hill


Way to Go: The Significance of Place for Girls and Girlhood Studies
Eva Hoffmann

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