Boyhood Studies (Vol. 15, Issue 1-2)

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The latest double issue of Boyhood Studies has published! This issue focuses on boys and storytelling.


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Volume 15, Issue 1-2

Boys and Storytelling

Guest Editors: Jonathan A. Allan and Cliff Leek


Boys and Storytelling, Guest Editors’ Introduction

Jonathan A. Allan and Cliff Leek


But the Boys Are Still Bullies: A Typology of Supporting Characters in Queer-Themed Picture Books

James Smith


“I’m Going to Be Straight, Just Like How My Father Would’ve Wanted”: Adolescent Male Sexuality, Shame, and Symptoms of Mental Illness in Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not and John Corey Whaley’s Highly Illogical Behavior

Emma Salt-Raper


“Hand-Me-Down Habitats”: Bicycles, Youth, and Open Space in the 1970s

Brian Frehner


Making Men out of Boys: Revisiting Connell through Twenty-First-Century Indian Picturebooks

Sridipa Dandapat and Priyanka Tripathi


The Paradox of Gender Performativity in Winnie-the-Pooh

Krishnapriya Kamalakshan and Sumathy K. Swamy


Fat Boys in Gym Class: An Examination of Athleticism in Young Adult Novels Featuring Fat, Cisgender Male Protagonists

Jennifer DuBose


“Imaginative? More Like Normative”: Masculinities Depicted in Mune: Guardian of the Moon

Jeana Moody


Companions and Villains: Reading about Boys in Early Twentieth-Century Girl Scout and Camp Fire Girl Series Fiction

Jennifer Helgren


Beyond (Hyper)Masculinity: Images of Boyhood in Croatian Young Adult Novels in English Translation

Marija Todorova


Cocoabsent?: Representations of Race and Boyhood in Infant and Toddler Media

Heather Moore Roberson



Editorial Board Reflections on Formative Books and Other Media - (Free to access)

Ken Parille, Kenneth Kidd, Jay Mechling, Victoria Cann, and Edward W. Morris


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