Remaking the Male Body: Masculinity and the uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France

@inproceedings{Tumblety2012RemakingTM,
  title={Remaking the Male Body: Masculinity and the uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France},
  author={J. Tumblety},
  year={2012}
}
Remaking the male body treats interwar physical culture as a set of popular practices and as a field of ideas. Its central subject is the imagined failure of French manhood mapped out in this realm by physical culturist ‘experts’, often physicians. Their diagnosis of intertwined crises in masculine virility and national vitality was surprisingly widely shared across popular and political culture. And the vision of physical exercise and national strength that underpinned it was a hygienist and… Expand