Juvenile Nation: Youth, Emotions and the Making of the by Stephanie Olsen

By Stephanie Olsen

within the first 5 months of the good struggle, a million males volunteered to struggle. but through the tip of 1915, the British govt learned that conscription will be required. Why did such a lot of enlist, and conversely, why so few? concentrating on analyses of broadly felt feelings relating to ethical and household responsibility, Juvenile Nation broaches those questions in new ways.

Through juvenile literature and an more and more influential technology of youth, Juvenile Nation explores the subjects of loyalty, personality, temperance, manliness, fatherhood, and faith. within the context of a frequent consensus at the how one can make males out of boys, an off-the-cuff curriculum of emotional keep an eye on, key to shaping the longer term citizenry of england and the Empire, is revealed.

Juvenile Nation argues that the militaristic fervour of 1914 used to be an emotional outpouring in line with organization to family members, to group and to Christian cultural continuity. considerably, an identical emotional reaction explains why such a lot of males didn't volunteer, with responsibility to family members and neighborhood possibly idea to were most sensible performed at domestic. this is often a massive ebook that tells us a lot concerning the emergence of youth in glossy Britain and the Empire.

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