Getting Physical: The Rise of Fitness Culture in America

Getting Physical: The Rise of Fitness Culture in America

by Shelly McKenzie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780700623174
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 02/29/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,032,821
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Shelly McKenzie, an independent scholar, holds a Ph. D. from George Washington University, where she has taught writing and American studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Fitness in American Culture
1. "Fitness Begins in the High Chair": Exercise in the Cold War
2. "Your Honeymoon Figure": Women's Weight Reduction and Exercise in the 1960s
3. The Heart of the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit: Men's Exercise Promotion and the Cardiac Crisis
4. Run for Your Life: Jogging in the 1960s and 1970s
5. Temples of the Body: Health Clubs and 1980s Fitness Culture
Epilogue: The Future of Fitness
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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