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Childhood & Youth Studies: Shayla Thiel-Stern and Katie Goetz, October, 2013

Instant Identity, A Decade Later: Adolescent Girls, Digital Media, and Identity in the Instagram Age

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Professor Shayla Thiel-Stern, Journalism
Adolescent girls used Instant Messaging ten years ago in ways that both transgressed and played into stereotypical feminine norms.  Today, girls post photographs and imagery through mobile apps like Instagram and Snapchat. Thiel-Stern reflects upon how technology, culture and girlhood itself has changed over the past decade.

This letter is filled with muslin: Girlhood, Sociability, and Material Culture

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Katie Goetz, Ph.D., History
Things structured the rituals of young women. Friendships were sealed and kinship affirmed by the exchange of objects. Goetz considers the ways in which 18th and 19th century young women’s social networks and practice of sociability was both linked to and expressed by material objects.

This event took place Thursday, October 3, at 3:30 p.m. in 235 Nolte Center. Organized by the IAS Research Collaborative: Childhood and Youth Studies Across the Disciplines.

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