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The Resource Active bodies : a history of women's physical education in twentieth-century America, Martha H. Verbrugge, (electronic resource)

Active bodies : a history of women's physical education in twentieth-century America, Martha H. Verbrugge, (electronic resource)

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Active bodies : a history of women's physical education in twentieth-century America
Title
Active bodies
Title remainder
a history of women's physical education in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Martha H. Verbrugge
Title variation
  • History of women's physical education in twentieth-century
  • A history of women's physical education in 20th century
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the twentieth century, opportunities for exercise and sports grew significantly for girls and women in the United States. Among the key figures who influenced this revolution were female physical educators. Drawing on extensive archival research, Active Bodies examines the ideas, experiences, and instructional programs of white and black female physical educators who taught in public schools and diverse colleges and universities, including coed and single-sex, public and private, and predominantly white and historically black institutions. Working primarily with female students, women physical educators had to consider what an active female could and should do in comparison to boys and men. Applying concepts of sex differences, they debated the implications of female anatomy, physiology, reproductive functions, and psychosocial traits for achieving gender parity in the gym. Teachers' interpretations were conditioned by the places where they worked, as well as developments in education, feminism, and the law, society's changing attitudes about gender, race, and sexuality, and scientific controversies over the nature and significance of sex differences. While deliberating fairness for their students, women physical educators also pursued equity for themselves, as their workplaces and nascent profession often marginalized female and minority personnel. Questions of difference and equity divided the field throughout the century; while some teachers favored moderate views and incremental change, others promoted justice for their students and themselves by exerting authority at their schools, critiquing traditional concepts of "difference," and devising innovative curricula. Exploring physical education within and beyond the gym, Active Bodies sheds new light on the enduring complexities of difference and equity in American culture
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Verbrugge, Martha H
Dewey number
613.7082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Women physical education teachers
  • Physical education teachers
  • Physical education for women
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Women
  • Educational equalization
Label
Active bodies : a history of women's physical education in twentieth-century America, Martha H. Verbrugge, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-377) and index
Contents
Introduction: body, science, and difference in the gym -- "Who is that woman?": female physical educators, 1890s-1940s -- Active womanhood and the science of sex differences, 1890s-1940s -- Gym periods and monthly periods, 1900-1940 -- Gender, race, and equity: Howard University and the University of Nebraska -- "The joy of hard play": competitive activities for college women, 1920s-1950s -- Separate and unequal: the public schools of Washington, D.C., 1890s-1950s -- "It's just the gym": female physical educators, 1950-2005 -- Physical fairness: science, feminism, and sex differences, 1950-2005 -- Exercising caution: physical activity and reproductive health, 1940-2005 -- Conclusion: justice in the gym
Control code
ocn974020761
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 391 p. ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199890378
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974020761
Label
Active bodies : a history of women's physical education in twentieth-century America, Martha H. Verbrugge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-377) and index
Contents
Introduction: body, science, and difference in the gym -- "Who is that woman?": female physical educators, 1890s-1940s -- Active womanhood and the science of sex differences, 1890s-1940s -- Gym periods and monthly periods, 1900-1940 -- Gender, race, and equity: Howard University and the University of Nebraska -- "The joy of hard play": competitive activities for college women, 1920s-1950s -- Separate and unequal: the public schools of Washington, D.C., 1890s-1950s -- "It's just the gym": female physical educators, 1950-2005 -- Physical fairness: science, feminism, and sex differences, 1950-2005 -- Exercising caution: physical activity and reproductive health, 1940-2005 -- Conclusion: justice in the gym
Control code
ocn974020761
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 391 p. ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199890378
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974020761

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