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Being BoysYouth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years$
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Melanie Tebbut

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719066139

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719066139.001.0001

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Seeking advice

Seeking advice

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(p.169) 5 Seeking advice
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Being Boys
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Melanie Tebbutt

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719066139.003.0006

Chapter 5 continues this examination of how these changes affected the emotional landscapes of young men's lives by scrutinising how the ‘male world’ of youthful feeling was expressed through the advice columns of popular newspapers and magazines, which expanded significantly in the 1930s. The chapter samples letters from boys and young men to illustrate a complex interplay of discourse and mediated experience to help illustrate their responses to the period's informalising expectations and changing social relations.

Keywords:   Advice columns, Newspapers, Magazines, Masculinity, Youth, Emotions

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