Nordic Girlhoods

New Perspectives and Outlooks

Editors: Formark, Bodil, Mulari, Heta, Voipio, Myry (Eds.)

  • The first volume in English that exemplifies and discusses the budding research field Nordic Girlhood Studies
  • Experimental with anthology form through the inclusion of Outlook-essays
  • Highly relevant for policy makers interested in girl-related issues as well as professionals working in the youth sector
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About this book

This edited collection is an interdisciplinary and dialogical endeavor focused on the field of Nordic Girlhood Studies. It investigates young femininity as well as the key themes and concepts of Girlhood Studies, including girl power, feminisms, femininity, gender equality, postfeminism and sexualities in the specific cultural, historical and political context of the Nordic region. The chapters of the book consist of thematic case studies, including memories of girl power in the Finnish context, gendered harassment experienced and explained by Finnish girls, troublesome girlhood within the Swedish context and girls’ subjectification projects in Nordic welfare state. Further, the case studies are accompanied by dialogical Outlook-essays, where researchers either outside Nordic region or from adjacent research fields reflect on Nordic Girlhood Studies through comparisons and reflections form their vantage point. The book will be of scholarly interest to researchers and students working especially on the fields of Girlhood Studies, Youth Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology and Cultural Studies both within the Nordic region and outside.

About the authors

Dr. Bodil Formark, History, has throughout her academic career published both edited collections and articles within the field of Girlhood Studies. She is co-founder and co-ordinator of FlickForsk! Nordic Network for Girlhood Studies at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University.

Dr. Heta Mulari, Cultural History, is a researcher at the Finnish Youth Research Network in Helsinki. Mulari has co-edited anthologies about film history, girlhood studies and media studies, written several book chapters and journal articles. 

Dr. Myry Voipio, Literature, is a children’s and youth literature researcher and author. Besides writing academic research and children’s fiction, Voipio works as a children’s and youth literature expert and educator. 


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Nordic Girlhoods—New Perspectives and Outlooks

    Formark, Bodil (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Negotiating Emancipation and Nationalism: Finnish Girls’ Literature from 1889–1901

    Voipio, Myry

    Pages 23-47

  • Explosive Self-Confident Femininity: Experienced and Remembered Girl Energy

    Tormulainen, Aino (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • Outlook: What Do Finnish Fiction and Girl Energy Have to Do with Feminism and Gay Liberation in South Africa?

    Smith, Ann

    Pages 73-81

  • Grin and Bear It! Downplaying Sexual Harassment as Part of Nordic Girlhood

    Aaltonen, Sanna

    Pages 83-102

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65118-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £80.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65117-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nordic Girlhoods
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives and Outlooks
Editors
  • Bodil Formark
  • Heta Mulari
  • Myry Voipio
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65118-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65118-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65117-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 231
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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