Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-War Years - Gender in History (Paperback)
  • Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-War Years - Gender in History (Paperback)

Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-War Years - Gender in History (Paperback)

, , , ,
£19.99
Paperback Published: 01/04/2014
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

This original and fresh approach to the emotions of adolescence focuses on the leisure lives of working-class boys and young men in the inter-war years. Being boys challenges many stereotypes about their behaviour. It offers new perspectives on familiar and important themes in inter-war social and cultural history, ranging from the cinema and mass consumption to boys' clubs, personal advice pages, street cultures, dancing, sexuality, mobility and the body. It draws on many autobiographies and personal accounts and is particularly distinctive in offering an unusual insight into working-class adolescence through the teenage diaries of the author's father, which are interwoven with the book's broader analysis of contemporary leisure developments. Being boys will be of interest to scholars and students across the humanities and social sciences and is also relevant to those teaching and studying in the fields of child development, education, and youth and community studies.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719066146

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?


Review us on Trustpilot