Boyhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Editor: Michael R.M. Ward, Swansea University

Managing Editor: Diederik F. Janssen, Independent Scholar

Subjects: Gender Studies, Childhood and Youth Studies, Education, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies

General Call for Papers

Latest Issue Table of Contents

Volume 13 (2020): Issue 1 (Jun 2020)

Boyhood Studies 13(2) 
Special Issue. The Men and the Boys, Twenty Years on: Revisiting Raewyn Connell’s pivotal text

Guest Editors Introduction
The Men and the Boys, Twenty Years On: Revisiting Raewyn Connell’s Pivotal Text
Victoria Cann, Sebastián Madrid, Kopano Ratele, Anna Tarrant, and Michael R. M. Ward with Raewyn Connell

Making The Men and the Boys
Raewyn Connell

Becoming a Super-Masculine “Cool Guy”: Reflexivity, Dominant and Hegemonic Masculinities, and Sexual Violence
James W. Messerschmidt

Leisuring Masculinities in British Indian Childhoods: Explorations at the Intersection of Gender Order and Generational Order
Utsa Mukherjee

Boyz2Men: Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with It
Katarzyna Wojnicka

The Peer Group’s Agency in a Brazilian School
Cinthia Torres Toledo and Marília Pinto de Carvalho

Challenging Dominant Representations of Marginalized Boys and Men in Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities
Steve Roberts and Karla Elliott

Situating Right-Wing Populisms and Revisiting The Men and the Boys under the Neoliberal Turn
Amrita De

Raewyn Connell and the Making of Masculinity Studies in South Africa
Robert Morrell

An Appreciation of the Ethnographic in Connell’s The Men and the Boys
Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower

Men and Masculinities the Journal: Raewyn Connell’s Influence on its New Vision 
Joseph D. Nelson, Tristan Bridges, and Kristen Barber

Volume 13 / 2020, 2 issues per volume (summer, winter)

Aims & Scope

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, and boys’ lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, and legacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies is committed to a critical and international scope and solicits both articles and special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including, but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical and cultural studies, philosophy, and social, legal, and health studies.

One of the core missions of the journal is to initiate conversation across disciplines, research angles, and intellectual viewpoints. Both theoretical and empirical contributions fit the journal’s scope with critical literature reviews and review essays also welcomed. Possible topics include boyish and tomboyish genders; boys and schooling; boys and (post)feminisms; the folklore, mythology, and poetics of “male development”; son-parent and male student-teacher relations; young masculinities in the digital and postdigital ages; young sexualities; as well as representations of boyhoods across temporalities, geographies, and cultures.


Boyhood Studies is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Cabell's Directory
  • Emerging Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (De Gruyter)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers

Editor: Michael R.M. Ward, Swansea University, UK
Managing Editor: Diederik F. Janssen, Independent Scholar

Editorial Board
Eric Baumgartner, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Deevia Bhana, School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tristan Bridges, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Jürgen Budde, University of Flensburg, Germany
Victoria Cann, University of East Anglia, UK
Judy Y. Chu, Stanford University, USA
Edward Fergus, New York University, USA
Michael Flood, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Lucas Gottzen, Stockholm University, Sweden
Carolyn Jackson, Lancaster University, UK
Amanda Keddie, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University, Australia
Michael D. Kehler, PhD, Western University, Canada
Saul Keyworth, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Kenneth B. Kidd, University of Florida, USA
Jón Ingvar Kjaran, University of Iceland, Iceland
Jay Mechling, University of California, Davis, USA
Alex McInch, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Edward Morris, University of Kentucky, USA
Joseph Derrick Nelson, Swarthmore College, USA
Ken Parille, East Carolina University, USA
Thomas Viola Rieske, Europa-Universität, Flensburg, Germany
Anna Tarrant, University of Lincoln, UK

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Boyhood Studies is committed to inclusive citation and scholarly practice. We encourage our contributors to ensure they reference and engage with the works of female, black, and minority ethnic writers, and work by other under-represented groups.

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Ethics Statement

Authors published in Boyhood Studies (BHS) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete BHS ethics statement.

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