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Seven Going on Seventeen

Tween Studies in the Culture of Girlhood


Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Contents: Claudia Mitchell/Jacqueline Reid-Walsh: Theorizing Tween Culture Within Girlhood Studies – Elizabeth Seaton: Tween Social and Biological Reproduction: Early Puberty in Girls – Marnina Gonick: From Nerd to Popular? Re-figuring School Identities and Transformation Stories – Kristina Hackmann: Video Girls: Between Changing Exploratory Behavior and Self-authorization – Kathleen O’Reilly-Scanlon/Sonya Corbin Dwyer: Memory-work as a (be)Tween Research Method: The Beauty, the Splendor, the Wonder of My Hair – Meredith Cherland: Reading Elisabeth’s Girlhood: History and Popular Culture at Work in the Subjectivity of a Tween – Marika Flockemann: Mirrors and Windows: Re-reading South African Girlhoods as Strategies of Selfhood – Balkishori Team of VACHA Women’s Resource Center with Jackie Kirk: Reclaiming Girlhood: Understanding the Lives of Balkishori in Mumbai – Relebohile Moletsane: «I do know who I am»: Writing, Consciousness and Reflection – Deevia Bhana: «Show Me the Panties»: Girls Play Games in the School Ground – Yasmin Jiwani: Tween Worlds: Race, Gender, Age, Identity, and Violence – Shannon Walsh: «Losers, Lolitas, and Lesbos»: Visualizing Girlhood – Anita Harris: In a Girlie World: Tweenies in Australia – Catherine Driscoll: Girl-Doll: Barbie as Puberty Manual – Amy T.Y. Lai: Consuming Hello Kitty: Tween Icon, Sexy Cute, and the Changing Meaning of ‘Girlhood’ – Farah Malik: Mediated Consumption and Fashionable Selves: Tween Girls, Fashion Magazines, and Shopping – Rebekah Willett: Constructing the Digital Tween: Market Discourse and Girls’ Interests – Hoi F. Cheu: Imported Girl Fighters: Ripeness and Leakage in Sailor Moon – Peggy Tally: Re-imagining Girlhood: Hollywood and the Tween Girl Film Market – Natalie Coulter: The Consumption Chronicles: Tales from Suburban Canadian Tweens in the 1980s.