Girlhood and the Politics of Place

Girlhood and the Politics of Place

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ISBN-13: 9781785330179
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carrie Rentschler is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, and Associate Member and former Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at McGill University. She is the author of Second Wounds: Victims’ Rights and the Media in the U.S. (Duke University Press, 2011).

Claudia Mitchell is a James McGill Professor in the Faculty of Education at McGill University and an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She has written extensively in the area of girlhood studies and is the co-founder and editor-in-chief for the award-winning Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Significance of Place in Girlhood Studies

Carrie Rentschler and Claudia Mitchell

SECTION I: GIRLS IN LATITUTDE AND LONGITUDE

Chapter 1. Under the Shadow of Empire: Indigenous Girls' Presencing as Decolonizing Force

Sandrina de Finney

Chapter 2. Voices in Longitude and Latitude: Girlhood at the Intersection of Art and Ethnography

Marnina Gonick

Chapter 3. Nowhere to Go, Nothing to Do: Place, Desire, and Country Girlhood

Catherine Driscoll

Chapter 4. Landscapes of Academic Success: Smart Girls and School Culture

Rebecca Raby and Shauna Pomerantz

SECTION II: SITUATED KNOWLEDGE, SELF-REFLEXIVE PRACTICE

Chapter 5. Charting Girlhood Studies

Claudia Mitchell

Chapter 6. Teen Feminist Killjoys? Mapping Girls’ Affective Encounters with Femininity, Sexuality, and Feminism at School

Jessica Ringrose and Emma Renold

Chapter 7. Placing the Girlhood Scholar into the Politics of Change: A Reflexive Account

Caroline Caron

Chapter 8. Returns and Departures Through Girlhood: Memory-work as an Approach to the Politics of Place in Mother-Daughter Narratives

Teresa Strong-Wilson

Chapter 9. Girls Action Network: Reflecting on Systems Change through the Politics of Place

Tatiana Fraser, Nisha Sajnani, Alyssa Louw, and Stephanie Austin

SECTION III: GIRLS AND MEDIA SPACES

Chapter 10. “What This Picture of a Girl Means to Me”: The Place of Girlhood Images in the Art History University Classroom

Loren Lerner

Chapter 11. Modding as Making: Religious Flap Books Created by Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Girls

Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Chapter 12. Where are the Irish Girls? Girlhood, Irishness, and L.T. Meade

Susan Cahill

Chapter 13. “God is a DJ”: Girls, Music, Performance, and Negotiating Space

Geraldine Bloustien

Chapter 14. Creating and Regulating Identity in Online Spaces: Girlhood, Social Networking, and Avatars

Connie Morrison

SECTION IV: STUDYING THE SPACES OF GIRLS’ ACTIVISM

Chapter 15. Making Activism Accessible: Exploring Girls’ Blogs as Sites of Contemporary Feminist Activism

Jessalynn Keller

Chapter 16. “Ain’t no Justice… It’s Just Us”: Girls Organizing Against Sexual and Carceral Violence

Lena Palacios

Chapter 17. From the Playing Field to the Policy Table: Stakeholders’ Responses to Rwandan Schoolgirls’ Photographs on Physical Activity and Sport in Secondary Schools

Lysanne Rivard

Chapter 18. Girls, Condoms, Tradition, and Abstinence: Making Sense of HIV Prevention Discourses in Rural South Africa

Katie MacEntee

Epilogue

Notes on Contributors

Bibliography

Index

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