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Investing in the Girl Child, 1989–2015

Ashwini Tambe

in Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042720
eISBN:
9780252051586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042720.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter turns focus to girls as a conceptual category. In particular, it traces the rise of the figure of the “girl child” in 1990s Indian discourses and then in UN discourses. Chapter 6 shows ... More


“I see that when I am in school, I will have a good life.”: Producing and Performing Schoolgirlhood

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Producing and Performing Schoolgirlhood,” explores the embrace of girls’ education in the case-study communities by showing how girl-effects logic is localized through Kenyan gender and education ... More


“The medicine for fire is fire.”: Negotiating Schoolgirlhood

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Negotiating Schoolgirlhood,” uses schoolgirls’ stories to destabilize the dichotomy that has come to represent young female subjectivity in Global South: the girl-child and the schoolgirl. Nashipae ... More


“We are not enkanyakuai…. We are just girls.”: Embodying Schoolgirlhood

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Embodying Schoolgirlhood,” uses contested accounts of emuratare oo ntoyie, girls’ circumcision, and enkanyakuai, a female social category, to illustrate how schoolgirls’ “developing” adolescent ... More


“Girls are the most powerful force of change on the planet.”: Situating Schoolgirlhood

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The Introduction, “Situating Schoolgirlhood,” introduces readers to the local context of the case-study communities in Kajiado County, Kenya, and elaborates key concepts, including inhabited agency, ... More


When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Heather D Switzer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

A host of international organizations promotes the belief that education will empower Kenya’s Maasai girls. Yet the ideas that animate their campaigns often arise from presumptions that reduce the ... More


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