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Boyhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Aims & Scope

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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.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Boys in Theory (Volume 11, Issue 1)

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

Current Issue

Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Special Issue

Male Youth Sports: Changing Contexts and Emergent Perspectives

Guest Editor: Adam White


Boyhood Studies at 10
Diederik F. Janssen


Making Sense of Pain in Boys’ Competitive Minor Ice Hockey
Jacqueline Yeldon and Robert Pitter

A Social Negotiation of Hope: Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming Through Football
Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

"I Will Make You Understand:" Using Pictures to Explore Young Boys' Sport Experiences
Deborah Agnew, Jennifer Fane, Murray Drummond, Philippa Henderson

“I Love You, Guys”: A Study of Inclusive Masculinities among High School Cross-Country Runners
Luis Morales and Edward Caffyn-Parsons

Gamed by the System: Exploring Black Male Youths’ Motivation to Participate in Sports
Deborwah Faulk, Robert A. Bennett and James L. Moore

A Battle For Sanity: An Examination of the 1961 Withdrawal from the Ontario Hockey Association by the St. Michael’s Majors
Alexandra Mountain

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