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Part II, "Stage of Girlhood," shifts the analysis from dramatic representations of girlhood to girls as performers themselves in the Jacobean and Caroline court masque.
In their excellent introduction to this excellent collection, editors Clare Bradford and Mavis Reimer explain the aim of the 2010 University of Winnipeg symposium that was the origin of this book--a desire to "generate and sustain dialogue between two groups of scholars: those focusing on texts for and about girls [children's literature scholars] and those who investigate contemporary girlhoods [scholars from the field of girls' studies]" (1).
Though her lengthy catalogue of lute representations in early modern culture convinces me of the frequency with which the instrument is associated with girlhood, I am less convinced this single Q1 stage direction communicates as much about girlhood as we have thus far come to expect from Williams's contextualization.
In the first chapter, the author introduces readers to the elite women reformers who sought to modernize working-class girlhood in colonial Lagos.
The book ends with a note about the untenable position and eventual decline of Salvationists and the welfare state amidst the anti-colonial and nationalist agitations of the 1940s and 1950s, which sought to rebuff Western ideals in defence of indigenous constructions of girlhood.
Despite relative improvements in their material status, black girls often struggled against powerful constructions of their girlhood.
Until recently, however, there has been relatively little research on early modern girlhood: the majority of work in Girlhood Studies focuses on contemporary girlhood, with historical discussions usually looking to the Victorian period for the beginnings of girl culture.
Helene Aylon, WHATEVER IS CONTAINED MUST BE RELEASED: MY JEWISH ORTHODOX GIRLHOOD, MY LIFE AS A FEMINIST ARTIST.
all of which were studies for 21 life-size paintings representing Marie's life from her girlhood, coronation as Queen of Henry IV of France, to old age and exile.
of Hull, UK) sequel to her 2000 Records of Girlhood collection offers scholars a continuation of the earlier volume and a review of developments of critical interest in the genre.
Surviving Girlhood is a photocopiable resource for teachers, youth workers, counsellors, youth offending teams, behavioural specialists and all those working with girls aged 11-16.
The movement, with its celebration of girlhood and its call to fight back against the patriarchy, was responsible for helping many young women to discover their voices as musicians, activists and as feminists.
Lamb and Mikel Brown wrote Packaging Girlhood about stereotypes such as shopaholics and mean girls that affect girls (see our interview with them in the May/June 2010 issue).
Part of the strategy employed in middle-class girls' fiction and periodicals was to situate colonial girlhood within an international sisterhood that promoted the ties of imperialism in an effort to reassure girls that life in the colonies would allow them to maintain their purity and virtue.
Ann follows Richards from girlhood poverty to big-haired, boozy homemaker to the Lone Star State's second female governor.