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The Men from the Boys: Rites of Passage in Male America

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In other times and places the passage from boyhood to manhood was dramatized and facilitated by initiation rites. In ritualized fashion, the complex problems of personal development were translated into clear and concrete tasks. But in the dazzling variety of modern America there is no universal test or ceremony that bestows manhood: each male must find a group with its sp ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 1st 1990 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1988)
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