Boys, Boyhood and the Construction of Masculinity

Guest Editor's Introduction

in Boyhood Studies
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  • 1 University of Oxford heather.ellis@balliol.ox.ac.uk

This introductory article explains the aims of the interdisciplinary conference “Masculinity and the Other” held at Balliol College, Oxford, August 29-30, 2007, at which all of the papers comprising this special issue of Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies were first presented. It points out the prominence which the notions of the “boy” and boyhood and the life-cycle enjoyed at the conference and seeks more generally to suggest the benefits a more fully integrated discussion of these topics might bring to the fields of masculinity and gender studies.

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Boyhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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