«Taking up an impressive range of topics - among them gender queer ‘bois,’ young adult fiction, teenage Somali Bantu wrestling fans, and multimedia about, for, and by male youth - this smart and lively collection further troubles the myth of a universal, self-evident boyhood. ‘Mediated Boyhoods’ is a delight to read and a major scholarly achievement.» (Kenneth Kidd, Associate Director of the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture at the University of Florida)
«This collection provides a much-needed addition to gender studies of media, questioning how masculinity and boyhood are expressed in popular media, and how those media texts are used and interpreted by boys themselves. Covering a wide range of media forms including television, films, video games and the Internet, ‘Mediated Boyhood’ makes an essential contribution to the field of media studies and masculinity.» (Mia Consalvo, Associate Professor, School of Telecommunications, Ohio University)
About the Author
Annette Wannamaker is the author of Boys in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture: Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child
(2008). She is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University, where she also serves as the coordinator of children’s literature studies.