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Race, resistance, and the Boy Scout movement in British Colonial Africa [electronic resource] / Timothy H. Parsons.

Author:
Parsons, Timothy, 1962- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2004.
Description:
1 online resource (xviii, 318 pages) : illustrations, map
Summary note:
Conceived by General Sir Robert Baden-Powell as a way to reduce class tensions in Edwardian Britain, scouting evolved into an international youth movement. It offered a vision of romantic outdoor life as a cure for disruption caused by industrialization and urbanization. Scouting''s global spread was due to its success in attaching itself to institutions of authority. As a result, scouting has become embroiled in controversies in the civil rights struggle in the American South, in nationalist resistance movements in India, and in the contemporary American debate over gay rights.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-315) and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780821441459 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0821441450 ((electronic bk.))
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