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Guiding Modern Girls : Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s

Author: Kristine Alexander
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : University of British Columbia Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By analyzing how the Girl Guide movement sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s, this book reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world's largest voluntary organization for girls.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Alexander, Kristine.
Guiding Modern Girls.
Vancouver, BC : University of British Columbia Press, 2017
(OCoLC)985071415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine Alexander
ISBN: 9780774835893 0774835893 9780774835909 0774835907 9780774835916 0774835915
OCLC Number: 1008962926
Awards: Winner of Wilson Book Prize, The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University 2017 (Canada)
Winner of Founder's Prize for Best English-language Book, Canadian History of Education Association 2018 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1 Guidingâ#x80;#x99;s Beginnings --
2 Guiding Girls toward the Private Sphere --
3 â#x80;#x9C;We Must Give the Modern Girl a Training in Citizenshipâ#x80;#x9D; --
4 Moulding Bodies and Identities in the Outdoors --
5 â#x80;#x9C;The Mass Ornamentâ#x80;#x9D; --
6 Imperial and International Sisterhood --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography
Responsibility: Kristine Alexander.
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