“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?”: Reflections on learning about boyhood through Stand By Me

Cann, Victoria (2022) “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?”: Reflections on learning about boyhood through Stand By Me. Boyhood Studies, 16 (1/2). pp. 194-197. ISSN 2375-9240

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Abstract

This piece offers reflections on the 1986 movie Stand By Me, drawing on some of the main themes and contextualising them in relation to my own childhood as a girl growing up in the 1990s. I reflect on how in my rewatch of the movie I was struck by how the class positions of the boys echoed my own experiences of transition and liberation through education. I also reflect on the significance of seeing boys cry and be scared – feelings that the boys at my school were policed out of performing in public.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Part of "Editorial Board Reflections on Formative Books and Other Media"
Uncontrolled Keywords: boyhood,film,masculinity,representation,working-class,sdg 5 - gender equality ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/gender_equality
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2022 16:30
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/89366
DOI: 10.3167/bhs.2022.15010212

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