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For health and beauty : physical culture for Frenchwomen, 1880s-1930s

Author: Mary Lynn Stewart
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In For Health and Beauty, Stewart reviews the new scientific and medical attention to women's bodies during the Third Republic and traces the growing emphasis on women's private hygiene as the basis for public hygiene. She then examines compulsory education in hygiene and gymnastics, the flourishing genre of women's medical and sexual self-help literature, and the commercialization of health, beauty, and fitness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stewart, Mary Lynn, 1945-
For health and beauty.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)654422810
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lynn Stewart
ISBN: 0801864836 9780801864834
OCLC Number: 44266188
Description: xii, 274 pages : illustrations
Contents: Embodying gender --
Biomedicine and femininity --
Hygiene and housewifery --
Puberty and purity --
Sexual initiation and sex education --
Pleasure and procreation --
Menopause and loss --
Gymnastics, sports, and gender --
Working bodies.
Responsibility: Mary Lynn Stewart.
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