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Forging the Ideal Educated Girl

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Book Series: Islamic Humanities ISBN: 9780520970533 9780520298408 9780520970533 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.52 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Anthropology --- Sociology --- Gender Studies
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In Forging the Ideal Educated Girl, Shenila Khoja-Moolji traces the figure of the ‘educated girl’ to examine the evolving politics of educational reform and development campaigns in colonial India and Pakistan. She challenges the prevailing common sense associated with calls for women’s and girls’ education and argues that such advocacy is not simply about access to education but, more crucially, concerned with producing ideal Muslim woman-/girl-subjects with specific relationships to the patriarchal family, paid work, Islam, and the nation-state. Thus, discourses on girls’/women’s education are sites for the construction of not only gender but also class relations, religion, and the nation.

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gender --- Pakistan --- girls education --- Muslim --- Islam

Cartographies of Differences

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Book Series: New Visions of the Cosmopolitan ISBN: 9783035308044 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0353-0804-4 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Gender Studies --- Social Sciences --- Geography
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This volume investigates the process of learning how to live with individual and group differences in the twenty-first century and examines the ambivalences of contemporary cosmopolitanism. Engaging with the concept of ‘critical cartography’, it emphasizes the structural impact of localities on the experiences of those living with difference, while trying to develop an account of the counter-mappings that follow spatial and social transformations in today’s world. The contributors focus on visual, normative and cultural embodiments of difference, examining dynamic conflicts at local sites that are connected by the processes of Europeanization and globalization. The collection explores a wide range of topics, including conflicting claims of sexual minorities and conservative Christians, the relationship between national identity and cosmopolitanism, and the ways that cross-cultural communication and bilingualism can help us to understand the complex nature of belonging. The authors come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and all contribute to a vernacular reading of cosmopolitanism and transnationalism, aimed at opening up new avenues of research into living with difference.

Girlhood and the Politics of Place

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ISBN: 9781785333743 9780857456021 Year: Pages: 354 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_606216 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103477
Subject: Gender Studies
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Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, historical and social spaces. This book offers a comprehensive and authoritative reading of this emerging field and how girlhood scholars construct and deploy research frameworks that directly engage girls in the research process. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Fashion Figures

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ISBN: 9781484222737 9781484222744 Year: Pages: 109 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-2274-4 Language: English
Publisher: Apress Grant: CA Technologies
Subject: Science (General) --- Education --- Mathematics
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Missy Maker is a middle school girl who loves math and fashion. She sees math in everything she does. She tries to hide this from her friends, because she thinks it’s too geeky. Missy hears that the school math club needs more members, but she’s worried about what her friends will think if she joins, and she’s already committed to joining the fashion club.After an epic internal struggle and with the support of her peers and her quirky, loving family, Missy finds that she can be both a Mathlete and a Fashionista. Missy figures out how to bring the two clubs together to help both groups win. In the process, she discovers that she can openly excel in math and science and still be popular with her peers. She also learns how her math and science skills can help her artistic endeavors.Gain an inside perspective on what it’s like when you love math and science and happen to be a girl. Fashion Figures highlights the societal and internal pressures preteen and early-teen girls often face when they excel in these subjects, and it shows strategies for overcoming barriers to being themselves and doing what they love while still fitting in socially.

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STEM careers --- girls --- preteen --- YA --- mathlete --- fashionista --- math --- middle school

Mädchen auf dem Weg ins Erwerbsleben: Wünsche, Werte, Berufsbilder

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ISBN: 9783863882112 9783863880552 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.3224/86388055 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Gender Studies
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What do girls want from their future profession? What image do STM professions have in the eyes of girls? What do companies and institutions need to take into account when designing career guidance programmes for girls? The authors deal with these and other questions on gender-specific career guidance on the basis of evaluation results for Girls' Day 2013.

Amsterdam Human Capital

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ISBN: 9789048505180 9789053565957 Year: Pages: 400 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Social Sciences
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The changing spatial organization of the city of Amsterdam reflects a larger-scale process: the familiar shape of Western cities is changing across the globe. For centuries, the urban core was taken for granted as the focal point for international contacts and day-to-day activities. The essays collected here consider how urban spaces have been transformed—not only spatially but socially, economically, and culturally—into multi-centered metropolitan arrays, with contributors examining the new urban identities that may emerge from such changing conditions.

Young, Female and Black

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ISBN: 9780203976883 9780415067041 9780415067058 9781134918584 9781134918577 9781134918539 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203976883 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Education
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Young black women bear all the hallmarks of a fundamentally unequal society. They do well at school, contribute to society, are good efficient workers yet, as a group they consistently fail to secure the economic status and occupational prestige they deserve. This book presents a serious challenge to the widely held myth that young black women consistently underachieve both at school and in the labour market. In a comparative study of research and writig from America, Britain and the Caribbean Young, Female and Black re-examines our present understanding of what is meant by educational underachievement, the black family and, in particular, black womanhood in Britain.

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women --- west --- indian --- woman --- hilda --- girl --- girls --- pupils --- families --- labour

Social Institutions, Gender Inequality, and Regional Convergence in Developing Countries

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Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631753545 Year: Pages: 252 DOI: 10.3726/b13876 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Gender Studies --- Political Science
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This book contributes to the understanding of gender and regional inequalities in developing countries. First, it deals with social institutions related to gender inequality and proposes new composite indices to measure them. Using these indices, some interesting empirical connections between social institutions related to gender inequality and several relevant development outcomes are examined at the cross-country level. The second part of the book is concerned with the historical development of another type of inequality which is relevant for developing countries: inequality between regions. The topic of regional convergence in Colombia during the last quarter of the 20th century is analyzed using different approaches and focusing on both income and social indicators.

The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters

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Book Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Renaissance Culture ISBN: 9780748655908 9781474429801 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100857
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The first sustained study of girls and girlhood in early modern literature and culture. Jennifer Higginbotham makes a persuasive case for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system. She challenges the widespread assumption that the category of the 'girl' played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern English culture. And she demonstrates that girl characters appeared in a variety of texts, from female infants in Shakespeare's late romances to little children in Tudor interludes to adult 'roaring girls' in city comedies. This monograph provides the first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.

Zwischen Ideal und Ambivalenz

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ISBN: 9783653041750 Year: Pages: 341 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-04175-0 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History --- Social Sciences --- Gender Studies --- Sociology
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