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Rebel Girls. ; Youth Activism and Social Change Across the Americas.

Author: Jessica Taft
Publisher: New York University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From anti-war walkouts to anarchist youth newspapers, rallies against educational privatization, and workshops on fair trade, teenage girls are active participants and leaders in a variety of social movements. Rebel Girls illuminates the experiences and perspectives of these uniquely positioned agents of social change, introducing readers to a diverse and vibrant transnational community of teenage girl activists
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Taft
ISBN: 9780814783252 0814783252
OCLC Number: 719464918
Description: 256 pages
Contents: Introduction: growing up and rising up --
We are not Ophelia: empowerment and activist identities --
We are not the future: claiming youth authority --
We are not girls: escaping and defining girlhood --
The street is our classroom: a politics of learning --
Join the party: a politics of participation --
We've got spirit: a politics of hope --
Conclusion: still rising.

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Explores how teenage girls construct activist identities, rejecting and re-defining girlhood and claiming political authority for youth in the process  Read more...

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"In Rebel Girls, Jessica K. Taft introduces readers to a cadre of girl activists who remain invisible to scholars of both girlhood and social movements. . . Taft unveils the intricate processes Read more...

 
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