Melanie Tebbutt

in Being Boys

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780719066139
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781704097 | DOI:

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Introduces the author's father and his diaries. Provides background to the social and cultural climate of the interwar years. Explains contemporary ideas of masculinity, the advent of 'adolescence', employment and spending power, fears around effeminacy, and leisure pursuits. Outlines chapters to follow.

Keywords: masculinity; diaries; leisure; anxiety; spending power; sexuality

Chapter.  17902 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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