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Anne Markey

This article explores the construction of boyhood in short fiction written by Patrick Pearse, the Irish nationalist and political activist executed for his leading role in the abortive Easter Rising of 1916. Pearse’s focus on the spiritual dimension of boyhood in his first collection of Irish-language stories, Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile [Iosagan and Other Stories] (1907), simultaneously undermines and endorses imperialist and patriarchal assumptions about gender differentiation. In later stories published in An Mháthair agus sgéalta eile [The Mother and Other Stories] (1916), Pearse moved from advocacy of boyish spirituality to a more physical and militant representation of boyhood. This changing representation of Irish boyhood illustrates how Pearse’s increasing militarism reflected his ongoing construction of national identity.

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Christopher Pittard

panic, the late Victorian periodical press, and most prominently empire and national identity. The subtitle of her study specifies the boundary between boyhood and manhood, but the discussion itself reveals many more types of border crossing. Andrew

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Constructing Pathways to Responsible Manhood

Controlling Images and Meaning Making Through the Use of Counter-narratives

Mellie Torres, Alejandro E. Carrión, and Roberto Martínez

promoted explicit discourses to shape and nurture Black and Latino masculine identities for academic success. In this context, we addressed the following questions: (1) How do Latino boys describe their conceptions of masculinities? (2) How do Latino boys

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Gamed by the System

Exploring Black Male Youths’ Motivation to Participate in Sports

Deborwah Faulk, Robert A. Bennett III, and James L. Moore III

ideologies which bolster traditional displays of gender performance. Although gender norms are changing ( Anderson 2014 ), given the history of race, gender, and ability in the United States it is important to study the intersection of identity and the

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Sponsoring Ways of Being

Adolescent Boys’ Religious Literacy Practices

Deborah Vriend Van Duinen

In response to the persistent gender gap in literacy achievement levels in international, national, and state assessments ( Brozo et al. 2014 ; Chudowsky and Chudowsky 2010 ), some literacy researchers have turned to researching boys’ out

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

existences that move against the structures of heteronormativity ( Gopinath 2000 ; Waugh 2002 ; Dudrah 2006 ; Gehlawat 2010 ; Jeyathurai 2013 ); the dialogue between and among the Indian diaspora, national identity, and globalization via the

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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

addition, football was used to promote national unity and pride and Ghana’s national team, the Black Stars, was chosen to further the nation’s new identity. Moreover, particularly between the 1960s and 1990s, Ghana’s local game benefited from matches

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Boys, Inclusive Masculinities and Injury

Some Research Perspectives

Adam White and Stefan Robinson

twentieth century due to the increasing visibility of homosexuality in new urban cities ( Anderson 2009 ). With population density growing, homosexual men were able to meet within their locality, something less likely in the sparse rural farms. Gay identity

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Robyn Singleton, Jacqueline Carter, Tatianna Alencar, Alicia Piñeirúa-Menéndez, and Kate Winskell

of narrative analysis in communication and educational interventions. Methods As stated, in 2015 young Mexicans under the age of 25 were invited to contribute an original idea to a scriptwriting contest. The contest was organized nationally by

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Books Are Boring! Books Are Fun!

Boys’ Polarized Perspectives on Reading

Laura Scholes

are more likely to exhibit increasingly more antischool behaviors when constructing their identity with an emphasis on physicality ( Connolly 2004 ; Scholes and Nagel 2012 ; Stahl 2015 ; Ward 2015 ). Furthermore, reading at school is often