TITLE

'THE BOY IS THE FATHER OF THE MAN': MORAL PANIC OVER WORKING-CLASS YOUTH, 1850 TO THE PRESENT

AUTHOR(S)
Yeo, Eileen Janes
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Aug2004, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article explores the persistent panic over male working-class youth by taking soundings at fifty-year intervals to assess the models of proper and deviant masculinity being proposed by influential groups ranging from voluntary workers to civil servants to social scientists. It considers whether the pattern of anxiety is as much the problem that needs to be understood as the adolescent behaviour it purports to describe, particularly where repeatedly prescribed remedies have been strikingly ineffective.
ACCESSION #
14304515

 

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