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A “Rightly Constructed Boys Life”: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Richard S. Lowry

in ‘Littery Man’: Mark Twain and Modern Authorship

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102123
eISBN:
9780199855087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102123.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The author suggests three major cultural transformations which best describe the writing of Mark Twain: capital, culture, and education. The second one is tackled in detail in this chapter. This is ... More


In the Beginning: American Boyhood and the Life Stories of Gay Men

Bertram J. Cohler

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the impact of the American “boy code” from the boy books of the 19th century to the present time on the current representations of boyhood in the accounts of men ... More


Our Frontier Is the World: The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy

Mischa Honeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501716188
eISBN:
9781501716201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716188.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since its founding more than one hundred years ago, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been a fulcrum in debates over what constitutes proper boyhood and manhood. Although the BSA developed a strong ... More


Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

Stephen M. Wilson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190222826
eISBN:
9780190222840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222826.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book identifies and elaborates on a theme in the Hebrew Bible (HB) that has largely gone unnoticed by scholars: the transition of a male adolescent from boyhood to manhood. Beyond identifying ... More


The Formative Years of William Grant Still: Little Rock, Arkansas, 1895–1911

Catherine Parsons Smith

in William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215429
eISBN:
9780520921573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215429.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Still's boyhood years in Little Rock, Arkansas. This chapter reveals that Still grew up in a period of increasing racial violence and tension. It studies the various factors ... More


Nature, Conservation, and Modern Manhood

Benjamin René Jordan

in Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Throughout the United States, early Boy Scout officials relied heavily on highly-structured camping and hiking experiences like the Pine Tree Patrol method, Nature Study and its scientific ... More


Perspectives: Taking a Second Look with Charles Alexander Eastman

Angela Calcaterra

in Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter considers the aesthetics of western reservations and the so-called “Indian Wars” of the later nineteenth century. In the post-Civil War decades of US national expansion, print media ... More


Schooling Little Gentlemen: Irish Boys’ Bourgeois and Elite Schools

Mary Hatfield

in Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Cultural History of Middle-Class Childhood and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198843429
eISBN:
9780191879265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843429.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Based on primary source material from bourgeois and elite boarding schools, this chapter considers the debate on appropriate education for middle-class boys. Irish middle-class schools largely ... More


J. M. Coetzee

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines J. M. Coetzee's autobiographical trilogy Boyhood (1997), Youth (2002), and Summertime (2009). The trilogy is a teasing and surprisingly funny book, at once as elaborately ... More


Boys’ Fights and the Jacked-Up System

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In chapter five we explain boys’ perspectives of violence, as we explore the boys’ critical consciousness of larger power arrangements, with racial hierarchies being a primary lens through which boys ... More


Persistence of Fiction: One Hundred Years of Tom Sawyer at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home

Hilary Iris Lowe

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Hilary Iris Lowe begins this volume with an examination of literary tourism in her essay on the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. Lowe argues that until recently, the town’s ... More


The Spaces In Between

Rob Stone

in The Cinema of Richard Linklater: Walk, Don't Run

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165532
eISBN:
9780231850407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165532.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter constructs a Cubist portrait of the cinema of Richard Linklater, with each film seen as a fragment, and all the fragments resulting in inevitable incompletion. Not counting all the ... More


Uranian Venus: A Homoerotic Subculture in English Universities

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter talks about the “Uranian” homosexual subculture where the Mar Saba text fits better than that of the 2nd century Alexandrian culture. It shows that this subculture, which is practiced in ... More


The Boyhood of John Henry Comstock, 1849–1865

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell —The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the childhood of John Henry Comstock. Henry lived with his Uncle Daniel when his mother became ill and was unable to do anything to support him. It was there that he had his ... More


“Disobedience Dreamed by a Loyal Son”

Jefferson A. Singer

in The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson's Quest for Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199328543
eISBN:
9780190637972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328543.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 4 picks up Stevenson’s story with a return to Scotland with his new family in tow and reconciliation with his parents. His health still suffering, Fanny and he spend a year in the health ... More


Household effects: Johnson’s coffee-pot and Twain’s effigy

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 widens the focus beyond the staging of the immediate scene of writing to develop a taxonomy of the ways that domestic objects and spaces have been made to bear witness to the writer’s life ... More


The Depiction of Boyhood in the Hebrew Bible

Stephen M. Wilson

in Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190222826
eISBN:
9780190222840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222826.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The second chapter expands the purview of the first by detailing the characteristics of biblical boyhood. It does so by examining the Hebrew terminology used to describe male youths in the Bible. ... More


Moses and Samuel: Case Studies of Pre-Monarchic Maturation

Stephen M. Wilson

in Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190222826
eISBN:
9780190222840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222826.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter makes the case for reading Exodus 2 and 1 Samuel 3 as the coming-of-age stories of Moses and Samuel respectively. Structural features of both narratives and the repetition of certain ... More


David and Solomon: Case Studies of Royal Maturation

Stephen M. Wilson

in Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190222826
eISBN:
9780190222840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222826.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

As in the preceding chapter, Chapter 4 looks at two significant figures in Israel’s history and identifies the narratives in which they come of age. However, despite the fact that two characters are ... More


Failing to Come of Age in the Hebrew Bible

Stephen M. Wilson

in Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190222826
eISBN:
9780190222840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222826.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that the coming-of-age theme is not limited to stories of successful maturation to manhood but also includes narratives that invert this theme by describing the failure to come of ... More


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