What are boys like? Who is the creature inhabiting the twilight zone between the perils of the Oedipus complex and the Strum und Drang of puberty? In With the Boys, Gary Alan Fine examines the American male preadolescent by studying the world of Little League baseball. Drawings on three years of firsthand observation of five Little Leagues, Fine describes how, through organized sport and its accompanying activities, boys learn to play, work, and generally be "men."Fine, Gary Alan is the author of 'With The Boys Little League Baseball And Preadolescent Culture', published 1987 under ISBN 9780226249377 and ISBN 0226249379.