Body and education – a multifaceted and complex research topic

Simonetta Polenghi, András Németh, Tomáš Kasper

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in libroChapter


The public dimension of the body became paramount in the first half of the 20th century, when the image of the modern man, with his virile stereotypes, became a cliché, in strict connection with nation building first and totalitarian ideologies later. Yet, different cultural and educational trends advocated for life reform and liberation of the body. Both the metaphorical and the material body were invested by cultural, religious, political and educational theories and practices with strong links and similarities but also national differences. Thanks to an international scholarly work about body education in ten European countries, this volume allows a wide comparative analysis about life reform; physical education and sport; children’s bodies, emotions, hygiene and (ab)normality.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteEducation and the Body in Europe (1900-1950), Movements, public health, pedagogical rules and cultural ideas
EditorS. Polenghi, A. Németh, T. Kasper
Numero di pagine17
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021

Serie di pubblicazioni



  • Body education
  • Europe
  • XX century
  • body conceptions
  • physical education and sport
  • young people’s and women’s body

Fingerprint Entra nei temi di ricerca di 'Body and education – a multifaceted and complex research topic'. Insieme formano una fingerprint unica.

Cita questo