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'Is there no work in hand?' : the idle son theme at mid-century (2010)
Journal Article
Sanders, V. (2010). 'Is there no work in hand?' : the idle son theme at mid-century. Studies in the Literary Imagination, 43(1), 49-68

This article presents work as the possible site of a generational conflict over the definition of masculinity between parents and children, focusing on the father and son dynamic. It tackles cases of idle sons, or educated young men who cannot establ... Read More