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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 33.99
Members Only addresses how exclusive private clubs maintain and perpetuate class-based privilege and racial/ethnic and religious segregation, and how such patterns of social exclusion heighten social inequality. Members Only continues Kendall's study of the upper classes, which began with The Power of Good Deeds, and Framing Class. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 14.97
Fundamental principles for how Girl Scouts USA is run and why it's so successful Millions of American businesswomen, thought leaders, and politicians received their first lessons in salesmanship, money management, marketing, teamwork, and fulfillment in the Girl Scouts. The Girls Scouts has shaped the lives of more than 50 million alumnae alive... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 34.99
Wealth, Whiteness, and the Matrix of Privilege reports on interviews with members of exclusive country clubs in the Northeast. The club members explain their exclusive and sometimes sexist practices. Their talk both relies on and reproduces popular discourse. The author shows how club members end up justifying and maintaining their class, race, and... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99
Scouting has been in existence since 1907, offering children and young adults over 100 years of adventure, Jamborees, summer camps, badges, scarves and gang shows. The collection of the badges has always been the backbone of the movement, and back in 1914 a book was published that gathered together all of the legendary badges and gave instruction on... more...
- Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2014; US$ 9.84
Harry, an incorrigible, engaging and dapper biscuit salesman in his forties, ex-Army and the City, becomes the unlikely angling companion of young Tony, the love-struck, shy 19-year-old accountant who is courting his step-daughter. Throughout the 1960s, this unique fishing friendship is cemented via a series of largely nocturnal fishing jaunts across... more...
- Impress Books 2014; US$ 7.28
The Athenaeum was founded in 1824 as a meeting place for those who enjoy the life of the mind. Over the years its members have included scientists, clergy, lawyers, artists, writers, civil servants, doctors and academics. In its history 52 members have won the Nobel Prize. Frequently serious discussions take place in the Drawing Room, the Coffee Room,... more...
- Touchstone 2006; US$ 30.99
An essential notion in the #1 New York Times bestseller The Da Vinci Code is the existence of an age-old French society, the Priory of Sion, whose task it is to protect Christ's sacred bloodline. In The Sion Revelation, Picknett and Prince reveal the story of the Priory, taking readers on a highly significant, disturbing, and even alarming ride... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 28.95
In the early years of the twentieth century, Americans began to recognize adolescence as a developmental phase distinct from both childhood and adulthood. This awareness, however, came fraught with anxiety about the debilitating effects of modern life on adolescents of both sexes. For boys, competitive sports as well as "primitive" outdoor activities... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2004; US$ 33.00
In a timely contribution to current debates over the psychology of boys and the construction of their social lives, On My Honor explores the folk customs of adolescent males in the Boy Scouts of America during a summer encampment in California's Sierra Nevada. Drawing on more than twenty years of research and extensive visits and interviews with... more...
- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 14.99
In 1911, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low was widowed I and completely unsure of what to do with her life when a chance meeting changed her course forever. Determined and inspired by a belief that young girls and women should be taught to rely not on their husbands and fathers but on themselves, Daisy founded the Girl Scouts of the USA the next year. ... more...