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Naked Germany : health, race and the nation

Naked Germany : health, race and the nation

Author: Chad Ross
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Twentieth-century efforts to create a fit and racially pure Germany, most clearly evident in the policies of Nazi Germany, tended to focus almost entirely on reforming the national body while paying little attention to the personal body. The Freikorperkultur, or nudist, movement, is an important and unique exception, in that it focused on the personal body as a means of reinvigorating and regenerating the larger  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Ross
ISBN: 1859738613 9781859738610 1859738664 9781859738665
OCLC Number: 56753101
Description: xi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Nudism and nudists --
Pastors, priests, Nazis and police : the moral and political campaigns against Nacktkultur --
Nudism and medicine --
The healthy body --
The beautiful body --
The nudist woman --
Sex, race and nudism.
Responsibility: Chad Ross.
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Nudist ideology was a potent combination of Darwinism, volkisch nationalism, and nature therapy - all deeply rooted in racial theory and designed to transform Germany into a nudist, racial utopia.  Read more...


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Ross's visits to over a dozen federal, state and local archives in Germany, have ... uncovered a wealth of new material on the history of German nudism. -- Michael Hau, Monash University * Medical Read more...

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