SHCY Bulletin

Society for the History of Children and Youth

No. 15
Spring 2010

Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Wins Major Award

Gabriel Stuart at Berghahn Books and Journals


The Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has just announced the Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) award winners for 2009. We are delighted to announce that Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, published by Berghahn Books and Journals, won the award for Best New Journal in the Social Sciences & Humanities.


About Girlhood Studies

Girlhood Studies is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the critical discussion of girlhood from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and for the dissemination of current research and reflections on girls' lives to a broad, cross-disciplinary audience of scholars, researchers, practitioners in the fields of education, social service and health care and policymakers. International and interdisciplinary in scope, it is committed to feminist, anti-discrimination, anti-oppression approaches and solicits manuscripts from a variety of disciplines.


Peer Comments about Girlhood Studies

“[A] rich and stimulating intellectual resource... a quilting of articles, rich with empirical evidence, theoretical depth, and critically nuanced analysis. The articles published are daring and innovative...a must read for anyone studying girls!

 Dafna Lemish, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication

at Tel Aviv University

“[A] cutting edge voice in the interdisciplinary field of Girlhood Studies [and]a thought provoking guide for scholars, teachers, activists and practitioners ...”

 Jessica Ringrose, Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Gender and Education

at the University of London

Girlhood Studies provides the evidenced base knowledge urgently required for advocacy for, and mainstreaming of, gender equality in policy-making, planning, programming and evaluation.”

Changu Mannathoko UNICEF Senior Education Adviser


Volume 2, Issue 2 : Winter 2009 Rethinking Agency and Resistance: What Comes After Girl Power?

Considering New Ways  Authors: Mitchell, Claudia; Reid-Walsh, Jacqui

Rethinking Agency and Resistance: What Comes After Girl Power?  Authors: Gonick, Marnina; Renold, Emma; Ringrose, Jessica; Weems, Lisa

The Girl in the Mirror; The Psychic Economy of Class in the Discourse of Girlhood Studies Author: Hey, Valerie


The Pariah Princess; Agency, Representation, and Neoliberal Jewish Girlhood  Author: Byers, Michele


M.I.A. in the Global Youthscape;Rethinking Girls' Resistance and Agency in Postcolonial Contexts Author: Weems, Lisa

South Asian Canadian Girls' Strategies of Racialized Belonging in Adolescence  Author:Rajiva, Mythili

Girls Reconstructing Gender;Agency, Hybridity and Transformations of 'Femininity' Author: Willis, Jessica Laureltree


Raperas of the NeoRevolución; Young Women, Capitalism and Cuban Hip Hop Culture  Author: Whynacht, Ardath

The Teaches of Peaches: Performance, Hybridity and Resistance Author: Gonick, Marnina

Authentik: The Voice of Real Girls Author: MacEntee, Katie

What Games can tell us about Girls Author: Schneider, Cornelia

Celebrating Black Girlhood Author: Guillard, Julianne

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