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Gender & Society
This article examines preadolescent girls in a group setting as they coconstructed heteronormativity. The authors contend that heteronormativity is not the product of a comingof-age transformation but instead an everyday part of life, even for very young social actors. It emerges from the gender divide between boys and girls but is also reproduced by and for girls themselves. In the Girl Project, the authors sought to understand younger girls' interests, skills, and concerns. They conducteddoi:10.1177/0891243209358579 fatcat:hputornabrhkni5m7xszssu6ly