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by Jeffery P. Dennis

We Boys Together: Teenagers in Love Before Girl-Craziness download ebook
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0826515568
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978-0826515568
Author:
Jeffery P. Dennis
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Vanderbilt University Press (June 18, 2007)
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We Boys Together is a useful model and recommended resource. -Journal of LGBT Youth. From the early days of film and through popular culture of the 20th century, Jeffery Dennis offers an intriguing and enriching view of the boyhood world too long kept in darkness.

We Boys Together is a useful model and recommended resource. How did teenage boys go from the clubhouses warning 'No Gurls Allowed' to girl-crazy beach blanket bacchanals? Jeffery Dennis's astonishing study shows how this move was carefully orchestrated in post-war media. -Murray Pomerance, author of Johnny Depp Starts Here.

We Boys Together book. Teenage boys are wild about girls.

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Girl craziness in that period was seen as infantile or effeminate. In his survey of popular culture texts constructing the homoromantic formula, Dennis detects three main types

Girl craziness in that period was seen as infantile or effeminate. Instead, boys "were encouraged to form intimate passionate bonds with other boys or with men, romantic friendships, or homoromances" (p. ix). These relationships were more intense, intimate, and exclusive than "ordinary same-sex friendships," but the homoerotic gaze in these representations never crossed the line into homosexual acts. In his survey of popular culture texts constructing the homoromantic formula, Dennis detects three main types. The Boys Next Door tend to be white, s mall-town, Protestant, and wholesome.

Before World War II, only sissies liked girls. Masculine, red-blooded, all-American boys were supposed to ignore girls until they were 18 or 19. Instead, parents, teachers, psychiatrists, and especially the mass media encouraged them to form passionate, intense, romantic bonds with each other.

We Boys Together : Teenagers in Love Before Girl-craziness. When their hormones kick in at puberty, they can think of nothing else, and that's the way it has always been - right? Wrong.

Teenagers in Love Before Girl-Craziness. by Jeffery P. Dennis. There's no description for this book yet. Published June 18, 2007 by Vanderbilt University Press.

This book explores romantic relationships between teenage boys as they were portrayed before, during .

This book explores romantic relationships between teenage boys as they were portrayed before, during, and immediately after World War II. The author takes the reader through a rich landscape of media-sci fi pulps, comics, adventure stories, tales of teen sleuths, boys' serial novels, wartime bestsellers, and movies populated by many types of male adolescents: Boys Next Door, Adventure Boys, Jungle Boys, and Lost Boys. In Hollywood movies, Boys Next Door like Jackie Cooper, Ronald Sinclair, and Jimmy Lydon were constantly falling in love, but not with girls.

Teenage boys are wild about girls.When their hormones kick in at puberty, they can think of nothing else, and that's the way it has always been--right? Wrong. Before World War II, only sissies liked girls. Masculine, red-blooded, all-American boys were supposed to ignore girls until they were 18 or 19. Instead, parents, teachers, psychiatrists, and especially the mass media encouraged them to form passionate, intense, romantic bonds with each other.

This book explores romantic relationships between teenage boys as they were portrayed before, during, and immediately after World War II. The author takes the reader through a rich landscape of media--sci fi pulps, comics, adventure stories, tales of teen sleuths, boys' serial novels, wartime bestsellers, and movies populated by many types of male adolescents: Boys Next Door, Adventure Boys, Jungle Boys, and Lost Boys. In Hollywood movies, Boys Next Door like Jackie Cooper, Ronald Sinclair, and Jimmy Lydon were constantly falling in love, but not with girls. In serial novels, Jungle Boys like Bomba, Sorak, and Og Son of Fire swung through the trees to rescue teenage boys, not teenage girls. In comic strips and on the radio, Adventure Boys like Don Study, Jack Armstrong, and Tim Tyler formed lasting romantic partnerships with other boys or men. Lost Boys like Frankie Darro, Leo Gorcey, and Billy Halop starred in dozens of movies about pairs of poor urban teenagers sticking together, with never a girl in sight.

Reviews:
  • Zamo
I'm a gay man who was raised by a mother who grew up during the period Dennis writes about. I always assumed that it was her religion that kept her from insisting I take an interest in girls in my early teen years. But growing up in the late 1950s and 1960s I also felt a definite pop cultural understanding that teenage boys weren't supposed to be interested in girls until they got older. Ironically, this helped me get through a period in my life that would have otherwise been horribly awkward because I had no interest to begin with and I resented pressure to start having any. Old black & white movies I watched on TV (Dennis points to some of my favorites like the Dead End Kid's series) helped reinforce that notion. A boy had his pals. I didn't have to worry about being gay at an age and during a time when it might have unraveled me...I was just going through a phase all boys did. Or so the old movies and TV shows told me. Dennis' book gave me a better understanding of what was going on and that I wasn't imagining it.
  • Zavevidi
Any book that hints at homosexuality be it fiction or non-fiction always gets me interested. I hope amazon.com gets many other similar books released to be made into Kindle books. I am pleased to see that all the pictures were retained from the tangible book. You have to go fifty percent into this volume to find the pictures. I am revising this review. My original one said that this book needs more pictures and I'll stand by that. But when you get into this book, reading it page by page you will find all kinds of stories about boys (fiction stories to movie actors) having permanent homoromances (authors word). I like the stories of The Adventure Boys; Radio Boys; Dead End Kids and other. I am on page 75 and savoring every page. There were also reviews about the kinds of movies that Jackie Cooper played in and Freddie Bartholomew and the strong male relationships these boys had on film. The book did not hardly get into the personal behaviors of all these characters. It was the male to male relationships that were mentioned that never waned. I think you will enjoy reading this book, if you don't mind a lack of pictures of Hollywood boy actors. I thought that this book was over priced for being a kindle, but retaining the pictures (no nudity in them) was worth it.
  • Leceri
This is a fascinating examination of boys and their relationships in media. While the authors gender/sexuality-politics certainly inform his view, I don't think he's wrong in every case. More importantly, I think he examines an interesting trend in how society sees boys and shapes boys.

On the other hand, I thought it was fun just to read about the old media, much of which I was exposed to in my own childhood.
  • EXIBUZYW
This is a marvelous look back at a time when kids were still kids: when society and the media didn't make them into sex starved young adults when they were 12 to 14.

Ever wonder why many teenagers have low self esteem , cover up feelings with alcohol, drugs and sex or why there appear to be more and more problems and difficulties they have to face?

I would dare to say that society and the media are the biggest causes. If you aren't beautiful or hot, don't have a stunning girlfriend or hot boyfriend, don't have everything TV and society says you must have to be cool, you are basically a non entity. And this is when you are only 12 or 13!

Young people of both sexes really have no time to discover themselves because they are trying to be everything to everyone else before they have time to discover who they are.

After reading this expose which deals with the movies, books and TV shows of an earlier time, I've watched dozens of movies, read dozens of books and watched untold movie serials from the 30s and 40s to get a real look at what things were like.

It really was a time of innocence when boys and girls actually had time to mature before they were expected to have dates, have sex and get married. Wake up! Changes can be made if only parents are involved with the lives of their children.
  • Mr_Mole
Author has done his research. Since I grew up in the forties and fifties, I found this book a very interesting review of the cultural changes that appeared in the TV/movie industries. It certainly rang true to my experiences.
  • Lyrtois
Poorly written and repetitive. He has only one spin on the facts and refuses to see them through anything but a modern lens. He does not understand innocent male friendship and how important it was.