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Body shapes: the role of the medical establishment in informing female exercise and physical education in nineteenth-century North America


, : Body shapes: the role of the medical establishment in informing female exercise and physical education in nineteenth-century North America. From ' fair sex' to feminism Sport and the socialization of women in the industrial and post industrial eras: 256-281

Ways are discussed in which body form, style and fashion have served as means of social control. During the 19th century, 'regular' physicians (as opposed to homeopaths, for example) came to play a greater role in interpreting new and scientific findings regarding health, exercise, physiology and related topics.

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