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Contributors to this edited volume examine Anglophone girls from different backgrounds across class, race, and nation, engaging with debates about the best methodologies scholars should use in the research domain called "girl studies." The aim of the volume is to anticipate or steer future directions in this growing field. Chapters bring attention to the importance of intersectional content in girl studies, and include research on African American schoolgirls and colonial girlhood in the Caribbean. The points listed for consideration found in the introduction will be useful for scholars working in this interdisciplinary field, including disciplines not represented in the chapters (such as sociology, anthropology, media studies, literature, Asian studies, and history). The chapters themselves are more narrowly focused on topics such as the psychological aspects of development, girls' educational experiences, and activist strategies for helping girls build strong identities. It is primarily psychologists, education researchers, and developmental studies scholars who will find the book novel or applicable. The collection serves as a reminder that there are girlhoods and girls that are often overlooked or excluded. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty/practitioners. --Laura Miller, University of Missouri-St. Louis
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