"Wild Scouts": Swedish scouting preparing responsible citizens for the twenty-first century
2013 (English)In: Child & Youth Services, ISSN 0145-935X, Vol. 34, no 1, 9-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this article is to analyze the Swedish scout program.Socialization is used as a theoretical tool in the analysis. Themethod is inspired by critical discourse analysis. What are childrenand young people being prepared for, how is it accomplished, andby whom? The findings reveal two discourses: doing things as aninvestment for the future versus having fun. In ‘‘the scout factory,’’the movement is the initiator, the leader the performer, and theyoung person the individual who is to become the finalproduct—a responsible citizen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2013. Vol. 34, no 1, 9-22 p.
critical discourse analysis, scouting, socialization
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject Child and Youth Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-88407DOI: 10.1080/0145935X.2013.766055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-88407DiVA: diva2:611020
ProjectsKonstruktionen av barndom och ungdom – exemplet scouterna