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Active bodies : a history of women's physical education in twentieth-century America

Author: Martha H Verbrugge
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Active Bodies examines the ideas, programs, and experiences of white and black female physical educators from the introduction of mandatory gym class through the recent revolution in women's sports.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha H Verbrugge
ISBN: 9780190844134 0190844132 9780195168792 0195168798
OCLC Number: 1078376148
Notes: Bibliogr. p. [339]-377.
Description: xi, 391 p. : Illustrationen ; 24 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Body, Science, and Difference in the Gym 1. "Who is that woman?": Female Physical Educators, 1890s-1940s 2. Active Womanhood and the Science of Sex Differences, 1890s-1940s 3. Gym Periods and Monthly Periods, 1900-1940 4. Gender, Race, and Equity: Howard University and the University of Nebraska 5. "The Joy of Hard Play": Competitive Activities for College Women, 1920s-1950s 6. Separate and Unequal: The Public Schools of Washington, D.C., 1890s-1950s 7. "It's just the gym": Female Physical Educators, 1950-2005 8. Physical Fairness: Science, Feminism, and Sex Differences, 1950-2005 9. Exercising Caution: Physical Activity and Reproductive Health, 1940-2005 Conclusion: Justice in the Gym Notes Select Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Martha H. Verbrugge.
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