Serialized Citizenships

Serialized Citizenships

Periodicals, Books, and American Boys, 1840-1911

Book - 2006
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In this study, Cohoon examines representations of American boyhood found in children's periodicals and middle-class magazines produced between 1840 and the first decade of the 20th century. Particular attention is paid to constructions of masculinity, nationality, and citizenship. Some of the texts analyzed include serialized stories by such well-known authors as Mark Twain and Louisa May Alcott, as well as less-familiar periodicals like Boys of New York. Cohoon teaches courses in children's literature at the U. of Memphis. The text is based upon her doctoral dissertation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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In the last few decades, scholars have turned their attention to constructions of masculinity and its influence on expressions of nationality and citizenship. Serialized Citizenships participates in and critiques these ongoing conversations about boyhood by examining works produced between 1840 and the first decade of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780810854253
Characteristics: xxix, 191 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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