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‘Confidence you can carry!’: girls in crisis and the market for girls' empowerment organizations

Banet-Weiser, Sarah (2015) ‘Confidence you can carry!’: girls in crisis and the market for girls' empowerment organizations. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 29 (2). pp. 182-193. ISSN 1030-4312

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Identification Number: 10.1080/10304312.2015.1022938

Abstract

Girl empowerment organizations (GEOs) emerged in the USA around the same time that empowering girls became a central theme in international development discourse. I argue that these organizations are part of a ‘market of empowerment’ that aims to empower girls within a context of commodified girl power and neoliberal entrepreneurialism.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccon20/current
Additional Information: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 14:00
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019 02:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89201

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