This essay looks at the role of the young girl in the curatorial practice of Jacqueline Mabey. Mabey reckons with the young girl as the signifier of a spectrum of mutable cultural signifieds and young girls as subjects on their own terms in the two exhibitions under review, Miss World and Utopia Is No Place, Utopia Is Process. In doing so, she recognizes a shift in motivations from an interest in what the young girls mean as a narcissistic reflection to how she could work in service of the development of young girls.
"Not Mine Alone, Nor Mine to Own: Some Reflections on the Young Girl,"
Journal of Feminist Scholarship:
12, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jfs/vol12/iss12/2