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The Concept of Sentimental Boyhood

The Emotional Education of Boys in Mexico during the Early Porfiriato, 1876–1884

Carlos Zúñiga Nieto

boys. Beginning in the 1870s, the philosophy of positivism, which outlined the tenets of economic development and centralization, was embraced by a new generation of educators in Mexico. In France, the philosophy of positivism was particularly embraced

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Becoming a Gentleman

Adolescence, Chivalry, and Turn-of-the-Century Youth Movements

Kent Baxter

both sides of the Atlantic, the fascination with medieval mentalities revealed the complexities of the revolt against positivism. Often perceived as displaying childlike traits, the peasants, saints, and seers of the Middle Ages focused reactions to the

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Anthony Enns

within the mind. Although this pseudoscientific theory clearly reflected the personal beliefs of the author, who was a firm believer in the supernatural and an outspoken opponent of scientific positivism (see Evans 1993, 346 ), it also served to