We Boys Together: Teenagers in Love before Girl-Craziness
Mechling, Jay, Thymos
We Boys Together: Teenagers in Love before Girl-Craziness by Jeffrey P. Dennis. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2007, x + 283 pp.
For decades adults and adolescents have assumed that when boys reach puberty their hormones begin to flood their bodies and induce in them a form of insanity that has been called "girl craziness." We now question the assumption in this phrase that the lust of teenage boys is always heterosexual, and we see the normative work the pirrase "girl craziness" accomplishes in our culture, erasing homosexual desire and the whole range of complex desires a teenager is capable of feeling. Still, American popular culture-television, film, music, …
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Publication information: Article title: We Boys Together: Teenagers in Love before Girl-Craziness. Contributors: Mechling, Jay - Author. Journal title: Thymos. Volume: 2. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 113+. © Men's Studies Press Spring 2010. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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