Young Masculinity and "The Other": Representations of Ideal Manliness in Twentieth-Century English Boys' Annuals by ProQuest

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									       Young Masculinity and “The Other”:
       Representations of Ideal Manliness in
     Twentieth-Century English Boys’ Annuals
                                    PAULINE FARLEY
                                University of Western Australia


     Twentieth-century English boys’ annuals often defined masculinity against
     notions of the “otherness” of gender, race and class. The children’s annual,
     which developed as a popular literary form during the Victorian period, was
     designed to instruct and entertain. Dominant ideologies about gender, race
     and class were reproduced and reinforced for an uncritical readership. High
     production values meant that annuals became a form of “hard copy,” re
								
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