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Girlhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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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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Queering Girlhood
Resurgent Interruptions: Girls in Settler and Carceral States

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 11.1, Spring 2018

Special Issue: Locating Tween Girls

Guest edited by Natalie Coulter and Melanie Kennedy

Editorial: A Girl of a Certain Age
Claudia Mitchell

Introduction: Locating Tween Girls
Natalie Coulter and Melanie Kennedy


Authenticity and Aspiration: Exploring the CBBC Television Tween
Sarah Godfrey

Tween Girls’ Use of Television to Navigate Friendship
Cynthia Maurer

From Selfies to Sexting: Tween Girls, Intimacy, and Subjectivities
Antonio García-Gómez

The Doll ‘InbeTween’: Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture
Jessica E. Johnston

Tweens as Technofeminists: Exploring Girlhood Identity in Technology Camp
Jen England and Robert Cannella

Who (the) Girls and Boys Are: Gender Nonconformity in Middle-Grade Fiction
Michele Byers

Sprinkling Black Girl Magic in the Middle-Grade Novel
Sarah E. Whitney

Sprinkling Black Girl Magic in the Middle-Grade Novel
Sarah E. Whitney

Thebes Troutman as Travelling Tween: Revising the Family Story
Margaret Steffler

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