GIRLHOOD: THEN VS NOW

In the Keywords essay, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh chronologically explores the origin of the word “girlhood” and the distinctive connotations associated with the word. The three main meanings that she presents are “the state of being a …

Girlhood

The Keywords for Children’s Literature writings on “Girlhood” by Jacqueline Reid-Walsh’s gives an in depth look at the different meanings to the word “girlhood”. On one hand, girlhood can refer to the cultural aspects of …

“Dream Crazier”

The word “girlhood”, as discussed in Jacqueline Reid-Walsh’s Keywords essay, can be thought of as both a developmental stage and a cultural construction. In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie, the cultural construction …

America The Beautiful

Coke-a-cola is a brand than undeniably has been associated with American culture, but was surrounded in controversy in 2014 when they aired a commercial that had ‘America the Beautiful’ sung in an array of different …