Italian Fascism and the Female Body: Sport, Submissive Women and Strong Mothers / Edition 1

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This is the first text to examine women and sport in Italy during the period 1861-1945. To qualify and quantify the impact of fascism on Italian Women's sport, the author first of all examines the pre-fascist period in terms of female physical culture. The text then describes how during the fascist era, women moved strictly within a framework designed by medicine and eugenics, religious and traditional education. The country aspired to emancipation, as promised by the fascist revolution but emancipation was hard to advance under the fascist regime because of male hegemonic trends in the country. This book shows how the engagement of women in some sporting activity did promote and support some gender emancipation. The conclusion of the book demonstrates how, in the post-war period, women found it hard to advance further on, for a number of reasons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714653556
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/3/2004
  • Series: Sport in the Global Society Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's foreword
1 Fascism as a cult of virility and the Duce as its political athlete 9
2 Model women and physical training before the Fascist era 34
3 Fascist models of femininity 54
4 Sports medicine and female athleticism under the fascist regime 75
5 The education system and the fascist youth organizations 92
6 Girls and young women at health resorts 115
7 The Accademia Nazionale Femminile di Educazione Fisica 127
8 Spare-time activities in the Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro 140
9 Sportswomen's contests and displays 147
10 Fashion, aesthetics and the 'true woman' 167
11 Sportswomen of the fascist era : biographies and interviews 182
12 Women's emancipation through sport under fascism and after 203
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    Posted April 13, 2014

    Teenage Mother part two

    Tyler shook his head and handed Cole back to Racheal, who was started to cry. Racheal calmed him as Tyler put his head in his hands. "Explain how i couldn't tell you were expecting Cole. And why you didn't tell me earlier." <p>Racheal, who managed to get Cole to stop crying, swollowed down a sob. "I tried to tell you when i first found out...i really did. Then those second thoughts came to me and would never stop comeing back. What if you didn't belive me and shatter our friendship? What if you see me as a monster? It made me feel si<_>ck evrey time. Two weeks before Cole came, Luna, the alpha of my pack, took me to a camp for werewolves. I stayed there, treated like an injured pack mate. It was great, evreything was ok...but then i woke up one night in wolf form to this sudden pain. The next thing i know, Cole arrived. The human side of me never shows the 'notices' of the pup or pups. Only in wolf form does it show." <p>She took a breath and put a hand on Tyler's knee. "So now you know, that and Cole and i reach imortal life by age 21. Luna explained that to me saying that you need to become a were in order for us to be together AND keep our child." Tyler gazed at her then Cole, who was now asleep. "How do i become a were?"<p> Racheal smiled. "It's easy. All i need to do is give you three drops of my blood at least." Tyler nodded and stood up. "Let's do it tonight. But for now, let's bring Cole to class and say it's your new baby brother." Racheal looked down at sleeping Cole and her smile faded. "I was gone for two do i explain that?" she looked at Tyler for an answer. <p>(He always came up with great ideas when it came to acting or lieing.)<p> It was only seconds before he snapped his fingers in victory. "You were sick one week and helped take care of your mom and Cole the next." She nodded and, walking side by side so their shoulders touched, they headed to the classroom.<p> Racheal couldn't count all of the "awwwws" in the classroom when she walked inside. Her ex, Nathen, just glared when he spoted Tyler right beside her. The rest of the class didn't notice and fell silent as the teacher announced that the baby was sleeping and questions could be asked one at a time. <p> instently hands shot up. Racheal gave Cole to tyler and answered questions. "His name is Cole. He's three weeks old. Tyler gets to hold him because he's my helper." The questions kept comeing untill Nathen's question left her silent. "May speak with you outside the class alone?" She hesitated before telling Tyler to hold Cole as she walked out with Nathen. <p> As soon as she closed the door, Nathen grabed her and pressed her againsit the wall, his eyes as cold and dark as the blackest of space. "I know your secret," he whispered to her in an icy voice. "You're the mother, aren't you?" Racheal swollowed, her head swiming. How did he know?<p> to be continued at result three.

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