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This book explores the influence of the Federation of Children's Book Groups for over 50 years. The Federation reaches hundreds and thousands of children through its national initiatives, inspiring children's imaginations and nurturing a life-long love of reading. This book takes you on a journey from Anne Wood's founding years to the present day. Join us. See www.fcbg.org.uk for more details. What others say about the FCBG... The FCBG is an excellent, energetic and enthusiastic organisation, determined to encourage children to delight in the joys of reading. Jacqueline Wilson. The Federation of Children's Book Groups... in their own quiet and single-minded way, they've done more for literacy, for literature and for reading than almost anyone. Anthony Horowitz
This book explores the development of late 19th century study societies in China against the context of the decline of the imperial Qing government and its control on ideological production, widespread social unrest, and intrusions by Western imperialist states. The author uncovers the history of civil society activism in China by examining the study societies in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hunan, which were organized around the goal of promoting and defending the Confucian religion. Illustrating a facet of the civil society that emerged in China as a reaction to the influences of Christianity, the modernization of Confucianism, and nationalist state formation, this study extends understanding of the unique and complex processes of Chinese political and cultural modernization in ways that differed from that of Western societies.
In this illuminating look at gender and Scouting in the United States, Benjamin Rene Jordan examines how in its founding and early rise, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) integrated traditional Victorian manhood with modern, corporate-industrial values and skills. While showing how the BSA Americanized the original British Scouting program, Jordan finds that the organization's community-based activities signaled a shift in men's social norms, away from rugged agricultural individualism or martial primitivism and toward productive employment in offices and factories, stressing scientific cooperation and a pragmatic approach to the responsibilities of citizenship. By examining the BSA's national reach and influence, Jordan demonstrates surprising ethnic diversity and religious inclusiveness in the organization's founding decades. For example, Scouting officials' preferred urban Catholic and Jewish working-class immigrants and modernizable African Americans and Native Americans over rural whites and other traditional farmers, who were seen as too backward to lead an increasingly urban-industrial society. In looking at the revered organization's past, Jordan finds that Scouting helped to broaden mainstream American manhood by modernizing traditional Victorian values to better suit a changing nation.
*Winner of the 2016 Edna Staebler Award for Non-Fiction* How to start a book club in a men's prison? After a violent mugging, Ann Walmsley was understandably anxious when her friend set one up and asked her to help. But curiosity got the better of her, and she signed up. And this wasn't to be a typical book club - there would be no wine and cheese, no plush furniture and no superficial chat about recent holidays. Instead, classic works of fiction and non-fiction - from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to Three Cups of Tea - became springboards for frank discussions about loss, anger, identity and loneliness, and for the men a prized oasis in which to regain a sense of humanity. Follow Graham the biker, Frank the gunman, Ben and Dread the drug dealers and the robber duo Gaston and Peter as they share ideas and reveal their life stories in this heartwarming example of the rehabilitative power of reading.
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We begin at the beginning according to Liz Calder, Groucho's inventor. Liz's friend and fellow publisher and founder Carmen Callil called her `probably the most magnificent of the generation of women who changed things; who moved the centre of the universe, of vision, and gave it a jolt'. The opening of the Groucho Club in 1985 was a part of that jolt. Dreamt up by a group of publishers as an alternative to stuffy gentleman's clubs who wanted somewhere to meet and relax, they approached Anthony Mackintosh owner of `The Zanzibar' - a members bar in Covent Garden - and Restaurant 192. Tony and his partners got to work and the Groucho Club was created. Premises were found in Soho, the bohemian heart of London, and the doors opened to a membership drawn from the arts, publishing, film, music and advertising. It soon became the approved watering hole for the bright young things. Over the years its four thousand or so members have become something of a dysfunctional family. And along the way the Club has, through member's donations, accidentally become the guardian of one of the most, if not the most, special collections of modern British art on the planet. But above all it has become a home from home. To mark their thirtieth Birthday in 2015 the Groucho Club are publishing this, their first autobiography.
In the club presents a comprehensive examination of social clubs across South Asia, arguing for clubs as key contributors to South Asia's colonial associational life and civil society. Using government records, personal memoirs, private club records, and club histories themselves, In the club explores colonial club life with chapters arranged thematically: the legal underpinnings of clubs; their physical locations and compositions; their financial health; the role of servants and staff as employees of clubs; issues of race and class in clubs; women's clubs; and finally clubs in their postcolonial milieus. This book will be critical reading for scholars of South Asia, graduate students, and intellectually engaged club members alike. -- .
As anyone knows who has tried to organise any sort of group, from a book club to the National Trust, from a scout troop to a business networking group, it is an enterprise fraught with challenges - acquiring members, involving members, retaining members, keeping the organisation focused, functioning and vibrant - none of this is easy. Brad Parkes has been involved with membership organisations at the highest levels for a number of years, and has developed a number of tried and tested strategies and approaches which, when applied, will help any membership organisation to flourish. A skilled and much sought-after speaker, Brad presents his ideas in a lively and attractive way, using a threefold approach - through the story of a young man, Billy, just starting out on his career, his boss and mentor Alex, and a cafe called Archie's; through case studies and real-life examples; and, finally, through suggestions, hints and tips to apply in order to a membership organisation successfully. It is Brad's great belief that membership organisations play an incalculably valuable role in providing individuals with a sense of belonging, a place and a purpose, and that, in today's increasingly fragmented society, it is crucial that membership organisations of all sorts and sizes survive and thrive.
Whether you want to start a youth club from scratch or improve what you're already doing, the Community Youth Club Handbook is an essential toolkit. Packed with hints, tips and 'how tos', it also includes useful templates that can be easily adapted for use in your youth clubs. Covering issues such as health and safety, governance and policies, publicity, programme planning and staff and volunteer management, this handbook includes useful information supported by practical documents. The authors have over forty years of youth work experience between them and have created a resource that provides everything you need to set up and run your own youth club.