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ERIC Number: EJ938643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Images of Women in Literature on Physical Education and Sport: Representations of Social Transformation in France under the Third Republic, 1870-1939
Gleyse, Jacques; Garcia, Celine; Canal, Jean-Luc
Sport, Education and Society, v9 n3 p327-345 2004
Writings on "the female" under the Third Republic in France provide evidence of the profound changes taking place in the social representation of femininity and masculinity during the period. They correspond to dramatic changes in the socio-economic context in parallel with those in the scientific models being used to describe human bodily movement. This paper sets out to demonstrate both the structure of the discussion on femininity and the practice of exercise, and the possible links with changes in women's education and their social position in France. It attempts to go beyond the traditional analysis of the historical relationships between women and exercise in the period under examination (1870-1939). It reviews the debates on these relationships taking place at the time in France and within the state education system during the Third Republic and focuses on three specific aspects: work, school and society. [This article was translated by Susan Matthews.] (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France