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Author Kidd, Kenneth B.

Title Making American boys : boyology and the feral tale / Kenneth B. Kidd.

Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR eBook (C-19)  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 253 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments; Boyhood for Beginners: An Introduction; 1. Farming for Boys; 2. Bad Boys and Men of Culture; 3. Wolf-Boys, Street Rats, and the Vanishing Sioux; 4. Father Flanagan's Boys Town; 5. From Freud's Wolf Man to Teen Wolf; 6. Reinventing the Boy Problem; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Summary "Will boys be boys? What are little boys made of? Kenneth B. Kidd responds to these familiar questions with a thorough review of boy culture in America since the late nineteenth century. From the "boy work" promoted by character-building organizations such as Scouting and 4-H to current therapeutic and pop psychological obsessions with children's self-esteem, Kidd presents the great variety of cultural influences on the changing notion of boyhood."--Jacket.
Language English.
Subject Children's stories, American -- History and criticism.
Boys -- Books and reading -- United States.
Feral children in literature.
Boys in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Wildes Kind
Junge Motiv
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Kidd, Kenneth B. Making American boys. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2004 (DLC) 2003023381
ISBN 9780816695669 (electronic bk.)
0816695660 (electronic bk.)
9780816642960 (pbk.)
0816642966 (pbk.)
0816642966 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000053318568
AU@ 000055631482
DEBBG BV044127950
GBVCP 1003602169
NZ1 14238568

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