AbstractIn 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.
CitationArnull, E. (2019) Being a girl who gets into trouble: narratives of girlhood. Girlhood Studies, 12(2), pp. 82-97.
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Berghan Journals in Girlhood Studies on 01/07/2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.3167/ghs.2019.120207 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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