Colloquium: The Status of Boyhood Studies

  title={Colloquium: The Status of Boyhood Studies},
  author={Judy Y. Chu and Murray Drummond and P. Redman and Gary Alan Fine and Robert Morrell and Amanda Keddie and Neill Korobov and Diederik F. Janssen and Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and Mary Jane Kehily and Sami Timimi and Murray Pomerance and Ronald F. Levant},
  journal={Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies},
EDITOR'S NOTE The following are responses to a request to the members of our editorial board and contributors to Thymos on the theme of the status of boyhood studies . The twelve contributions take quite different perspectives on the topic. They raise very different questions and present distinctive interests. All have trained their scholarly eye on what boyhood studies means today. Each points to an area of scholarly work that demands the attention of those of us interested in boyhood and the… 
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