Girlhood Studies in Post-Socialist Times

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Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has been published by Berghahn Journals. This special issue is titled Girlhood Studies in Post-Socialist Times, and the articles collected in this issue represent a broad range of themes and approaches. Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal:

SPECIAL ISSUE: Girlhood Studies in Post-Socialist Times (Volume 8, Issue 1)

Edited by Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova

Editorial: International Collaboration and the Spread of Girlhood Studies, Claudia Mitchell

Introduction: Girlhood Studies in Post-Socialist Times, Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova


Bodies in Transition: Girlhoods in Post-Communist Balkan Cinema, Ana Bento-Ribeiro

The Construction of Girls’ Femininity through the Ukrainian TV Show The Queen of the Ball
Tetiana Bulakh

A Proper Dress Length for Little Girls? Soviet Taste, Girls’ Innocence, and Children’s Fashion in Contemporary Russia, Olga Boytsova and Elena Mishanova

Fictional Girls in Transition during Perestroika, Judith Inggs

Organizing Girls’ Groups for a Better Future: Local and Global Challenges and Solutions, Yulia Gradskova

Mapping Motherhood: Girls as Mothers in Contemporary Russia, Nadya Nartova

Between Us Girls: On Girls’ Interpretations of Sexuality, Elena Omelchenko

“Fighting Is Not Pretty”: Interpreting the Experience of Self-Defense in Girls’ Fights, Elvira Arif

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