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  • Members Onlyby Diana Kendall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Tough Cookiesby Kathy Cloninger

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.99

    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...

  • Wealth, Whiteness, and the Matrix of Privilegeby Jessica Holden Sherwood

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • Scout Tests and How to Pass Themby The Scout Association

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.14

    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...

  • The Sion Revelationby Lynn Picknett; Clive Prince

    Touchstone 2006; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Growing Girlsby Susan A Miller

    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...

  • On My Honorby Jay Mechling

    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...

  • On My Honorby Shannon Kleiber

    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...

  • Pfadfindenby Matthias D. Witte; Eckart Conze

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 25.65

    Das Pfadfinden als Erziehungs- und Bildungsidee ist über 100 Jahre alt und heute in mehr als 200 Ländern verbreitet. Knoten knüpfen, Feuer machen, ein Zeltdorf errichten, den Wald erkunden, auf Fahrt gehen – Kinder und Jugendliche auf der ganzen Welt gestalten ihre Freizeit mit und bei den Pfadfindern. Die pädagogischen Grundkonzepte und historischen... more...

  • Club Management Issues in Australia and North Americaby Clayton W. Barrows; Nerilee Hing

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.88

    Discover the unique challenges confronting the club industry As a distinctive sector of the hospitality industry, private clubs have their own unique set of challenges. Club Management Issues in Australia and North America provides a one-of-a-kind exploration of the membership, human resource, and other key management issues of the niche industry... more...