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The Resource Thinking outside the girl box : teaming up with resilient youth in Appalachia, Linda Spatig, Layne Amerikaner

Thinking outside the girl box : teaming up with resilient youth in Appalachia, Linda Spatig, Layne Amerikaner

Label
Thinking outside the girl box : teaming up with resilient youth in Appalachia
Title
Thinking outside the girl box
Title remainder
teaming up with resilient youth in Appalachia
Statement of responsibility
Linda Spatig, Layne Amerikaner
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thinking outside the girl box is a true story about a remarkable youth development program in rural West Virginia. Based on years of research with adolescent girls -- and adults who devoted their lives to working with them -- Thinking Outside the Girl Box reveals what is possible when young people are challenged to build on their strengths, speak and be heard, and engage critically with their world. Based on twelve years of field research, the book traces the life of the Lincoln County Girls' Resiliency Program (GRP), a grassroots, community nonprofit aimed at helping girls identify strengths, become active decision makers, and advocate for social change. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the GRP flourished. Its accomplishments were remarkable: girls recorded their own CDs, published poetry, conducted action research, opened a coffeehouse, performed an original play, and held political rallies at West Virginia's State Capitol. The organization won national awards, and funding flowed in. Today, in 2013, the programming and organization are virtually nonexistent. Thinking Outside the Girl Box raises pointed questions about how to define effectiveness and success in community-based programs and provides practical insights for anyone working with youth. Written in an accessible, engaging style and drawing on collaborative ethnographic research that the girls themselves helped conduct, the book tells the story of an innovative program determined to challenge the small, disempowering "boxes" girls and women are so often expected to live in"-- Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spatig, Linda
Dewey number
305.235/50975443
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.S66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Amerikaner, Layne
Series statement
Race, ethnicity and gender in Appalachia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Youth development
  • Teenage girls
  • Young women
  • Youth development
  • Teenage girls
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies
Label
Thinking outside the girl box : teaming up with resilient youth in Appalachia, Linda Spatig, Layne Amerikaner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: The nutshell. Or, the what, when, how, where, who, and why -- Introduction: When I fell in love with Shelley Gaines -- RIC: context matters. Or, Lincoln County, West Virginia: "I love it. I'll leave someday." -- Shelley: the birth of the GRP. It's a girl (-driven program)! -- Teresa: the girls have more to say than they thought they did -- Cassi: "they will make you eat that." Or, tales of new experiences and adventure -- Irene and Virginia: girls take the lead, but "it's hard coming from a participant to staff" -- Leanne and Betty: the GRP collapses, but the learning goes on (and on) -- Ashley: life after the GRP. Or, "college is a big smack in the face." -- Linda and Layne: there's a (research) method to our madness
Control code
847837253
Extent
216 pages cm.
Isbn
9780821444672
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2013037227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Thinking outside the girl box : teaming up with resilient youth in Appalachia, Linda Spatig, Layne Amerikaner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: The nutshell. Or, the what, when, how, where, who, and why -- Introduction: When I fell in love with Shelley Gaines -- RIC: context matters. Or, Lincoln County, West Virginia: "I love it. I'll leave someday." -- Shelley: the birth of the GRP. It's a girl (-driven program)! -- Teresa: the girls have more to say than they thought they did -- Cassi: "they will make you eat that." Or, tales of new experiences and adventure -- Irene and Virginia: girls take the lead, but "it's hard coming from a participant to staff" -- Leanne and Betty: the GRP collapses, but the learning goes on (and on) -- Ashley: life after the GRP. Or, "college is a big smack in the face." -- Linda and Layne: there's a (research) method to our madness
Control code
847837253
Extent
216 pages cm.
Isbn
9780821444672
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2013037227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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