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Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Cindy D. Ness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In low-income U.S. cities, street fights between teenage girls are common. These fights take place at school, on street corners, or in parks, when one girl provokes another to the point that she must ... More


Lessons from Pollyanna

Marina Endicott

in Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This study of Eleanor Porter's Pollyanna offers readers varied insights into her continuing popularity and influence. This chapter highlights the most significant aspects of the Pollyanna phenomenon. ... More


The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Jennifer Higginbotham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Sisters argues for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system in England, challenging the widespread assumption that the category ... More


Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Nazera Sadiq Wright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Drawing on heavy archival research on a ... More


Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Ruth Nicole Brown

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines how Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths, or SOLHOT, a radical youth intervention, provides a space for the creative performance and expression of Black girlhood and how this ... More


Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Sarah Projansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

As an omnipresent figure of the media landscape, girls are spectacles. They are ubiquitous visual objects on display at which we are incessantly invited to look. Investigating our cultural obsession ... More


Introduction: ‘What is the awkward age?’ 1

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by citing some definitions of the ‘awkward age’ as stated by various writers from 1850-1900. It then explains how difficult it was to define the awkward age in an era before ... More


The Transitional Stage: Theatrical Girlhood in 1870s Fiction

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter regards the transition to womanhood as a stage performativity and theatricality. It explains that girls in the transition to womanhood were likely to provoke comparisons with the ... More


‘A scant but quite ponderable germ‘: Girls’ Growth in Henry James’s The Awkward Age

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates that James's The Awkward Age may be placed within a much longer tradition of writing about adolescence and girlhood, a tradition that also comprises an intriguing prehistory ... More


“Something for the Girls”: Marriage Customs and Girlhood

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the after-effects of Civil War on marriage customs and girlhood in South Carolina. It cites the reprint of Enquirer's “Something for the Girls,” as it warns girls to put a high ... More


Passionate Friendship: The Aesthetics of Girl's Culture in Japan

Deborah Shamoon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835422
eISBN:
9780824870638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835422.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Shōjo manga are romance comics for teenage girls. Characterized by a very dense visual style, featuring flowery backgrounds and big-eyed, androgynous boys and girls, it is an extremely popular and ... More


Youthful Girls and Prematurely Knowing Girls: Antebellum Black Girlhood

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the first writings of black women about girlhood during the antebellum era, with particular emphasis on the trope of the self-reliant black girl in the face of adversity. After ... More


Ursula Le Guin

Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter

in Sibylline Sisters: Virgil's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582969
eISBN:
9780191731198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582969.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ursula Le Guin's 2008 novel Lavinia tells the story of Lavinia, the Italian princess who had been promised to Turnus, but who becomes Aeneas' prize as he defeats Turnus and takes over Latinum. ... More


Performing Girlhood through Typographic Play in Hebrew Blogs

Carmel Vaisman

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter is concerned with the ways one community of Israeli girls, Fakatsa, employ linguistic repertoires and typographic styles in performing a “girly girl” identity on their blogs. The chapter ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter features a series of personal letters that underscore the necessity of envisioning Black girlhood differently than it is described on mainstream television; popular magazines; ... More


Introduction: Finding Alternative Girlhoods

Sarah Projansky

in Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter talks about how the media depicts some girls as spectacular while belittling others, and how the book aims to pay analytical attention to the many girls who fall outside a ... More


Pollyanna: Transformation in the Japanese Context

Mio Bryce

in Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter's examination of Pollyanna within the context of Japanese children's literature notes similarities on early-twentieth-century American and Japanese desires to combine moral intent with ... More


Teen Terrors: Race, Gender, and Horrifying Girlhood in

Janani Subramanian and Jorie Lagerwey

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Shifting the focus from zombie epidemics in books to vampire invasions on the small screen, Subramanian and Lagerwey contemplate the “raced and gendered contradictions of postfeminist girl culture” ... More


Introduction

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book explores the social, cultural, and psychological components of female violence in inner-city neighborhoods on a collective level, as well as the responses to those structuring conditions on ... More


“Women Are as Knowing Therein as the Men”: Dutch Women in Early America

Kim Todt

in Women in Early America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874545
eISBN:
9781479876419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Dutch colony of New Netherlands differed in significant manners from the English colonies in North America. In New Netherlands, women had significant culture entitlements and legal rights and ... More


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