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Making American boys : boyology and the feral tale

Author: Kenneth B Kidd
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2004.
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"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  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Kidd, Kenneth B.
Making American boys.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003023381
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth B Kidd
ISBN: 9780816695669 0816695660 9780816642953 0816642958 9780816642960 0816642966
OCLC Number: 320322252
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 253 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Kenneth B. Kidd.
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