The purpose of this special issue is to explore how girls negotiate identity and practice resistance rhizomatically. Manuscripts of how identity negotiations operate in digital cultures, such as social networks (Facebook, MySpace), virtual realities (Second Life), and activist cultural productions by girls, such as ‘zines, blogs, instant message communication, and mobile phone texting are of particular interest. Multiple approaches, genres, and media that consider these issues, including mediums that resist categorization are welcome.
As a full text online periodical, Rhizomes emphasizes multimedia to foster imaginative work that challenges typical critical forms. While submissions need not necessarily include developed multimedia, authors are encouraged to consider how their work might be enhanced by elements specific to the online medium.