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Harry Hendrick

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198217824

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217824.001.0001

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Youth Organizations: Organizing Boys and ‘Making Men’

Youth Organizations: Organizing Boys and ‘Making Men’

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(p.157) 6. Youth Organizations: Organizing Boys and ‘Making Men’
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Images of Youth
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Harry Hendrick

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217824.003.0007

This chapter describes the salient features of youth organizations in Great Britain during the 1800s. It attempts to show the motivation and workings of the voluntary youth movement prior to the introduction of collectivist measures after 1900. It explains why the adolescent male labour reformers were eager to incorporate several aspects of the movement's practice and ideology within those policies. There are three main criticisms on youth organizations. These are their failure to reach the mass of boys, their limited educational value and their ability to provide nothing but amusement.

Keywords:   youth organizations, Great Britain, voluntary youth movement, adolescent male labour, labour reformers

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