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The Resource Eugenics and physical culture performance in the progressive era : watch whiteness workout, Shannon L. Walsh

Eugenics and physical culture performance in the progressive era : watch whiteness workout, Shannon L. Walsh

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Eugenics and physical culture performance in the progressive era : watch whiteness workout
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Eugenics and physical culture performance in the progressive era
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watch whiteness workout
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Shannon L. Walsh
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Language
eng
Summary
This book strives to unmask the racial inequity at the root of the emergence of modern physical culture systems in the US Progressive Era (1890s-1920s). This book focuses on physical culture - systematic, non-competitive exercise performed under the direction of an expert - because tracing how people practiced physical culture in the Progressive Era, especially middle- and upper-class white women, reveals how modes of popular performance, institutional regulation, and ideologies of individualism and motherhood combined to sublimate whiteness beneath the veneer of liberal progressivism and reform. The sites in this book give the fullest picture of the different strata of physical culture for white women during that time and demonstrate the unracialization of whiteness through physical culture practices. By illuminating the ways in which whiteness in the US became a default identity category absorbed into the "universal" ideals of culture, arts, and sciences, the author shows how physical culture circulated as a popular performance form with its own conventions, audience, and promised profitability. Finally, the chapters reveal troubling connections between the daily habits physical culturists promoted and the eugenics movements drive towards more reproductively efficient white bodies. By examining these written, visual, and embodied texts, the author insists on a closer scrutiny of the implicit whiteness of physical culture and forwards it as a crucial site of analysis for performance scholars interested in how corporeality is marshaled by and able to contest local and global systems of power.Shannon Walsh is an Associate Professor of Theatre History at Louisiana State University, USA. She has published in Theatre Annual and Theatre Journal. She also edited Sporting Performance: Politics in Play (2020). Shannon L. Walsh is Associate Professor of Theatre History at Louisiana State University, USA. She has published in Theatre Annual and Theatre Journal. S he also edited Sporting Performance: Politics in Play (2020)
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Walsh, Shannon L
Dewey number
363.92
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ755.5.U6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history
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  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics
  • Physical fitness
  • Physical fitness
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • United States
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Eugenics and physical culture performance in the progressive era : watch whiteness workout, Shannon L. Walsh
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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on1222863379
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages)
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online
Isbn
9783030587642
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations.
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remote
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(OCoLC)1222863379
Label
Eugenics and physical culture performance in the progressive era : watch whiteness workout, Shannon L. Walsh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1222863379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030587642
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1222863379

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