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Images of Youth

Harry Hendrick


This is a study of the debate on male youth in the period 1880–1920. During these years, male working-class youth was regarded as posing a serious problem, not only economically, but also morally and socially. The author investigates the ‘making’ of this problem, examining attitudes towards youth and its behaviour, contemporary perceptions of ‘boy labour’, and the ‘discovery’ of the working-class adolescent. He goes on to consider the attempts to solve the problem and create adaptable and efficient citizens, by measures including philanthropy (the youth movement), collectivism (a juvenile labo ... More

Keywords: male youth, adolescents, child psychology, collectivism, education, poverty, unemployment, race, class conflict, industrial unrest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198217824
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry Hendrick, author
University of Warsaw