Being a girl who gets into trouble: narratives of girlhood

Arnull, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-0225-5109, 2019. Being a girl who gets into trouble: narratives of girlhood. Girlhood Studies, 12 (2), pp. 82-97. ISSN 1938-8209

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Abstract

In this article I focus on the narratives of girls who describe the events that shape their lives and get them into trouble. The narratives are explored against Darrell Steffensmeier and Emilie Allan’s (1996) proffered Gender Theory, to consider whether it offers an adequate explanatory framework. The article adds to the body of knowledge about girlhood, gender norms, and transgression and provides fresh insight into the relevance of physical strength to girls’ violence. I conclude that girls are defining girlhood as they live it and it is the disjuncture with normative concepts that leads them into conflict with institutions of social control.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Girlhood Studies
Creators: Arnull, E.
Publisher: Berghahn Books Inc.
Date: 1 July 2019
Volume: 12
Number: 2
ISSN: 1938-8209
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3167/ghs.2019.120207DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 10 Aug 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 15:46
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34312

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