The Boys and Their Booze: Masculinities and Public Drinking in Working-class Hamilton, 1890-1946

@article{Heron2005TheBA,
  title={The Boys and Their Booze: Masculinities and Public Drinking in Working-class Hamilton, 1890-1946},
  author={C. Heron},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={86},
  pages={411 - 452}
}
  • C. Heron
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
<p>Working-class boys learned the expectations and practices of their gender identities through the course of growing up. They had to adapt to their subordination as wage-earners but also to their patriarchal privileges within their families and communities. Central to their masculinities was a tension between the obligations owed to family economies and the commitments to the independence and pleasures of bachelor lifestyles, which allowed men to be 'boys' well into adulthood. In early… Expand
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