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Boys at home [electronic resource] : discipline, masculinity, and "the boy-problem" in nineteenth-century American literature / Ken Parille.

By: Parille, Ken.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 153 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781572336889 (electronic bk.); 1572336889 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Children's stories, American -- History and criticism | Boys in literature | Children in literature | Masculinity in literature | American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Boys -- Education -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Boys -- Books and reading -- United States | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Kinderliteratur | Jungenbild | M�annlichkeit | USA | LITERARY CRITICISM / General | Geschichte 1830-1885Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Boys at home.DDC classification: 813/.409352341 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Literary critics and "the boy" -- Work and play, pleasure and pedagogy in nineteenth-century boys' novels -- "Desirable and necessary" in "families and schools" : boy-nature and physical discipline -- "The medicine of sympathy" : mothers, sons, and affective pedagogy in antebellum America -- "Wake up, and be a man" : Little women, shame, and the ethic of submission -- "What our boys are reading" : Lydia Sigourney, Francis Forrester, and boyhood literacy -- Coda : "real boys" of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries : educators, academics, and sociologists on boyhood.
Review: "In this book, Ken Parille seeks to do for nineteenth-century boys what the past three decades of scholarship have done for girls: show how the complexities of the fiction and educational materials written about them reflect the lives they lived. While most studies of nineteenth-century boyhood have focused on post-Civil War male novelists, Parille explores a broader archive of writings by male and female authors, extending from 1830 to 1885. Boys at Home offers a series of arguments about five pedagogical modes: play-adventure, corporal punishment, sympathy, shame, and reading."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-138) and index.

Literary critics and "the boy" -- Work and play, pleasure and pedagogy in nineteenth-century boys' novels -- "Desirable and necessary" in "families and schools" : boy-nature and physical discipline -- "The medicine of sympathy" : mothers, sons, and affective pedagogy in antebellum America -- "Wake up, and be a man" : Little women, shame, and the ethic of submission -- "What our boys are reading" : Lydia Sigourney, Francis Forrester, and boyhood literacy -- Coda : "real boys" of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries : educators, academics, and sociologists on boyhood.

"In this book, Ken Parille seeks to do for nineteenth-century boys what the past three decades of scholarship have done for girls: show how the complexities of the fiction and educational materials written about them reflect the lives they lived. While most studies of nineteenth-century boyhood have focused on post-Civil War male novelists, Parille explores a broader archive of writings by male and female authors, extending from 1830 to 1885. Boys at Home offers a series of arguments about five pedagogical modes: play-adventure, corporal punishment, sympathy, shame, and reading."--Jacket.

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