Remaking the male body [electronic resource] : masculinity and the uses of physical culture in interwar and Vichy France / Joan Tumblety
- Tumblety, Joan
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Physical Culturists, Masculine Ideals, and Social Hygiene in Interwar France -- The world of physical culture in the 1920s and 1930s -- Get-fit literature for men -- Social hygiene -- Conclusion -- 2.The Body of the Citizen-Soldier: Physical Education and the State -- The `French method' and the army -- Institutional cross-fertilization -- The public powers, biological regeneration, and the conseil de revision -- Physical education reform, surmenage, and social hygiene -- The era of the Popular Front -- The Paris World's Fair of 1937 -- Conclusion -- 3.Male Bodies Between Associative Life and Consumer Spectacle: The Mass Press and Popular Practice -- Male sporting cultures and normative masculinity -- Body culture, print culture -- Sport and male bodily regeneration -- Experience and subjectivity -- Conclusion -- 4.The Uses of Sport and Physical Culture in Mass Politics: Mobilizing the `New Man', 1918-1934 -- Mobilizing young men through sport and physical culture -- Training a combat elite -- Building the `new man' and revirilizing France: the poilu and the conscript -- Conclusion -- 5.Mass Culture and Mass Politics, 1934-1940 -- The rightist leagues -- The socialist and communist left -- Croix de Feu/Parti Social Francais (PSF) -- Parti Populaire Francais (PPF) -- Front de la Jeunesse -- Conclusion -- 6.The Defeat of French Manhood and the Vichy Imagination -- Physical education and the project of masculine renewal under Vichy -- Eugenics and regeneration under the Occupation -- Physical culturists under the Occupation -- Physical culture on the radical right -- Conclusion -- Conclusion.
- The first monograph to explore the imagined link between male athletic prowess and national strength in interwar France. It ultimately sheds light on the roots of Vichy's project for masculine regeneration after the military defeat of 1940.
- 9780191745072 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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