Taking inspiration from a Boardwalk Empire episode titled, “Ging Gang Goolie,” reviewer Ryan Anderson, University of North Carolina – Pembroke, examines how scouting, as Dr. Ben Jordan discusses in his recent book, Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930, ”offered economic, civic, social, and cultural privileges afforded white men by methods both universal and local. Living as a Scout meant practicing and embodying a manliness representing the acme of American civilization.” Click here for the full review published in H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Jordan was also part of an interview panel on “The Colin McEnroe Show” on WNPR, the radio service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, for a program entitled “Being Prepared: Boy Scouts in the 21st Century” on December 22. Listen to Dr. Jordan’s interview.
Furthermore, Dr. Jordan authored an article entitled “What history tells us about Boy Scouts and inclusion” for The Conversation, an online and independent source of news and views from the academic and research community. Published on March 27, the article has also been published by Raw Story and newspapers in South Carolina, Maryland, and Kentucky.