Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935-1960

Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935-1960

by Charlotte MacDonald

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774825290
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 07/19/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Charlotte Macdonald is a professor of history atVictoria University of Wellington. She has strong interests inwomen's history, both in New Zealand and the wider BritishEmpire, and in the history of sport. Publishing widely on thesesubjects, Charlotte Macdonald is also the co-editor (with FrancesPorter) of My Hand Will Write What My Heart Dictates (1996)and (with Merimeri Penfold and Bridget Williams) The Book of NewZealand Women / Ko Kui Ma Te Kaupapa (1991).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction

1 Movement is Life: National Fitness in England and Scotland

2 Leisure and Democracy: Physical Welfare as the People'sEntitlement in New Zealand

3 Education or Health? National Fitness in New South Wales andAcross Australia

4 Fitness for War and a Changed World: National Fitness inCanada

5 Healthy Bodies, States and Modernity: A Twentieth-CenturyDilemma

Endnotes

Bibliography

Index

What People are Saying About This

Bruce Kidd

In Strong, Beautiful and Modern, Charlotte Macdonald provides an insightful corrective to previous accounts that have largely focused on domestic developments and writes eloquently about the ideologies of the body. An impressive feat of comparative scholarship.

Tony Collins

Strong, Beautiful and Modern is an outstanding book: fresh, original and panoramic.

From the Publisher

"Strong, Beautiful and Modern is an outstanding book: fresh, original and panoramic."—Tony Collins, International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester

"In Strong, Beautiful and Modern, Charlotte Macdonald provides an insightful corrective to previous accounts that have largely focused on domestic developments and writes eloquently about the ideologies of the body. An impressive feat of comparative scholarship."—Bruce Kidd, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto

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