SCOUTING FOR BOYS
Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys was first published in 1908 and became one of the best-selling Anglophone works of the twenties. Within a year it had given birth to a 107,000 strong Boy Scout Movement.
To get a better understanding of that book’s enormous success and the manner in which it stimulated a world-wide movement that still successfully endures, Laurie Taylor spoke with the author of the new introduction to Scouting for Boys, Elleke Boehmer, Professor of Colonial and Post Colonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University and Jay Mechling, Professor of American Studies at the University of California and the author of On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth.
THE CALL OF THE MALL
Laurie Taylor talks to Retail anthropologist Paco Underhill about his latest book The Call of the Mall: How We Shop about the international phenomenon of shopping centres and what they tell us about ourselves.
Professor in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Nottingham Trent University
Scouting for Boys
Robert Baden-Powell, Elleke Boehmer (Editor)
Oxford University Press
Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis
On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth
University of Chicago Press
Scouts Association (UK)
Boy Scouts of America
Retail Anthropologist and founder and Managing Director of Envirosell
Why we buy: the science of shopping
The Call of the Mall: A Walking Tour Through the Shopping Mall
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