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Locating Tween Girls

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posted on 2020-04-22, 11:50 authored by M Kennedy, N Coulter

We reflect on the media coverage of Amy “Dolly” Everett’s death by suicide to highlight the continued spectacularization of tweenhood as an idealized form of white feminine beauty tied to consumer culture, and one that shores up contradictory notions of the can-do/at-risk girl binary. We consider contemporary tweenhood’s continuities with the visibility and concerns of girlhood from the 1990s while questioning what a definition of tweenhood in the age of digital media and beyond the boundaries of whiteness, heteronormativity, able-bodiedness, and the Global North might look like. Calling for a discursive approach to understandings and conceptualizations of tweens, we introduce the eight articles in this special issue that range from media representations of the tween to lived experiences of actual tween girls.

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Citation

Girlhood Studies, 2018, 11 (1), pp. 1-7

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Media, Communication and Sociology

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Girlhood Studies

Volume

11

Issue

1

Pagination

1-7

issn

1938-8209

eissn

1938-8322

Available date

2018-03-01

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https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/girlhood-studies/11/1/ghs110102.xml

Language

en

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