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Author Jensen, Erik Norman.
Title Body by Weimar [electronic resource] : athletes, gender, and German modernity / Erik N. Jensen.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Author Jensen, Erik Norman.
Subject Sports -- Social aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Athletes -- Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Athletes -- Germany -- Public opinion -- 20th century.
Sports -- Sex differences -- Germany -- 20th century.
Body image -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 184 p.) : ill.
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-176) and index.
Contents Introduction : building a better German -- Disorder on the court : soft men, hard women, and steamy tennis -- Belle of the brawl : the boxer between sensationalism and sport -- German engineering : duty, performance, and the track and field athlete -- Conclusion : body beyond Weimar : Germany's athletic legacy.
Summary Shows how German athletes reshaped gender roles in the turbulent decade after World War I and established the basis for a modern body and modern sensibility that remain with us to this day. The same cutting-edge techniques that engineers were using to increase the efficiency of factories and businesses in the 1920s aided athletes in boosting the productivity of their own flesh and bones.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9780199780488 (electronic bk.)
019978048X (electronic bk.)
9786612792717 (electronic bk.)
661279271X (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612792717
OCLC # 669502150
Additional Format Print version: Jensen, Erik Norman. Body by Weimar. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780195395648 (DLC) 2009053318 (OCoLC)496727583