Chapter

Seeking advice

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719066139.003.0006
Seeking advice

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Chapter 5 continues this examination of how these changes affected the emotional landscapes of young men's lives by scrutinising how the ‘male world’ of youthful feeling was expressed through the advice columns of popular newspapers and magazines, which expanded significantly in the 1930s. The chapter samples letters from boys and young men to illustrate a complex interplay of discourse and mediated experience to help illustrate their responses to the period's informalising expectations and changing social relations.

Keywords: Advice columns; Newspapers; Magazines; Masculinity; Youth; Emotions

Chapter.  14861 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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