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Published: 25 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375708-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7570-8
... Chapter 1 explores the way black Chicagoans addressed the problems of black girls deemed dependent, delinquent, and destitute. The chapter traces the founding of the first orphanage for black children in Illinois, which led to the establishment of the Amada Smith Industrial School for Colored...
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By Lisa Duggan
Published: 20 December 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381013-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8101-3
Published: 09 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394877-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9487-7
...IV LIVES 11 RIVA LEHRER GOLEM GIRL GETS LUCKY THE CASTLE The keys are already in my hand as I come home again. The sight of the long iron fence in front of my building makes my spine prickle with...
Published: 30 October 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391586-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9158-6
...π it’s a girl thing The reader would think from my conversations with Owen’s father, replete as they were with extended narratives of his his- tory and aspirations, that Owen’s mother, who didn’t figure in these narratives, had never been present. In...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384915-025
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8491-5
...Memories of a Cuban Girl Renée Méndez Capote The testimonial novel arose in the s as counterpart to the chronicles of the con- querors.Testimonies sought to give voice to those left out of the official documentation, the illiterate and powerless who were excluded from top-down historical...
Published: 24 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393955-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9395-5
...sexual desire.However, incontemporaryJapan,its abbreviation,‘Lolicon,’has plex,’ whichwasoriginallyused asageneraltermtorepresentpedophiliac young womenassexualsymbolsinsociety. com- Thetermderivesfrom‘Lolita children,girls,and term ‘Loliconization’tomeanthecommodificationof she callsa...
Published: 02 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383376-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8337-6
... Cause I’m just a girl, little ol’ me Don’t let me out of your sight I’m just a girl, all pretty and petite So don’t let me have any rights. Oh, I’ve had it up to here! —No Doubt, ‘‘Just a Girl’’ Gwen is someone that girls can look up to and feel like they know. She is very...
Published: 28 October 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381860-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8186-0
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398530-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9853-0
... 5 The Portrait of a Small Boy as a Young Girl: Gender Trouble in What Maisie Knew I at once recognised, that my light vessel of consciousness, swaying in such a draught, couldn't be with verisimilitude a rude little boy; since, beyond the...
Published: 01 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391845-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9184-5
... 2 Grace, the Gift of the Girl in the Photograph Photographs state the innocence, the vulnerability of lives heading toward their own destruction, and this link between photography and death haunts all photo- graphs of...
Published: 21 October 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389217-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8921-7
... PART 2 Making Decisions for and about a Baby with an Intersex Diagnosis FOUR Boy or Girl? Bodies of Mixed Evidence and Gender...
Published: 21 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391883-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9188-3
... . . . . . . recovering the little black girl Incest and Black American Textuality The race or group mother is the point of access to a group history and bodily identity, but she is also the cultural vehicle for fixing, ranking, and subduing groups and bodies. —Laura Anne Doyle, Bordering on the Body In a...
Published: 11 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390558-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9055-8
... Holly George-Warren Mystery Girl The Forgotten Artistry of Bobbie Gentry She has been called the J. D. Salinger of rock and roll. 7 The Mississippi-born singer/songwriter/guitarist/pro- ducer Bobbie Gentry is every bit as mysterious as the...
Published: 11 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390558-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9055-8
... Lavinia Greenlaw On Punk Rock and Not Being a Girl When punk first came to town it didn’t take any notice of 13 me and I failed to go out and meet it, but it left behind a sense of disturbance that was tectonic, atmospheric, and microscopic...
Published: 12 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390411-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9041-1
... Suzanne Leonard “I Hate My Job, I Hate Everybody Here” 4​ Adultery, Boredom, and the “Working Girl” in Twenty-First-Century American Cinema he figure of the working woman has been a staple in Ameri- ​Tcan feminist discourse for some time. Long before...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387503-081
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8750-3
...I AM THE BAD GIRL OF THE STORY María Emilia Cornejo The literary contribution of María Emilia Cornejo, a university student who com- mitted suicide in 1972, was brief but intense. In its rhetorical bite and relent- less self-examination, her work, published posthumously by her family in...
Published: 10 May 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387565-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8756-5
... 1 REPRESENTING ‘‘AWARISHNESS’’ The Theatrical Origins of the Feminist Pin-Up Girl Faye E. Dudden’s Women in the American Theatre begins with an anec- dote about the author’s grandmother, who once told Dudden...
Published: 10 May 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387565-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8756-5
... 4 CELEBRATING THE ‘‘KIND OF GIRL WHO DOMINATES’’ Film Fanzines and the Feminist Pin-Up As Miriam Hansen has argued, ‘‘More than any other entertainment form, the cinema opened up a space—a social space as well as a...
Published: 18 March 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386582-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8658-2
... emergence of Germany as an industrial nation meant that enthusiasm for the forms of American mass culture, such as the Tiller Girls, resonated with an indigenous national project of rapid and belated modernization in ways that would have been di≈- cult elsewhere in Europe. As early as 1902, Arthur...
Published: 12 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390152-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9015-2
...8 Elana Levine Buffy and the “New Girl Order”: Defining Feminism and Femininity oss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has never hesi- Jtated to label his series a feminist show.1 Journalists have often cited the...