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Changing girlhoods – Changing Girl Guiding

Halls, Amy, Uprichard, Emma and Jackson, Clare (2017) Changing girlhoods – Changing Girl Guiding The Sociological Review, 66 (1). pp. 257-272.

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This article discusses the changing nature of girlhood over the last century as it is depicted through an empirical study of all editions of Girl Guide handbooks since 1910. The article describes three strands of change, which we describe as ‘stringy’, insofar as they are co-occur together and are difficult to untangle from one another; yet they are also stories of change that are nevertheless visible as strands in and of themselves through the empirical material. We illustrate the importance of incorporating children and childhood into more general theories of social change, in order to better understand how they are intrinsic to the mechanisms of intergenerational change.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Uprichard, Emma
Jackson, Clare
Date : 18 May 2017
DOI : 10.1177/0038026117710420
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords : Children and childhood; Continuity; Girl Guides; Girlhood; Handbooks; Social change
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 15 Dec 2017 14:19
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:06

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