The First Historical Movements of Kinesiology: Scientification in the Borderline between Physical Culture and Medicine around 1850

@article{Ottosson2010TheFH,
  title={The First Historical Movements of Kinesiology: Scientification in the Borderline between Physical Culture and Medicine around 1850},
  author={Anders Ottosson},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={1892 - 1919}
}
  • Anders Ottosson
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
  • The kinesiology concept is used worldwide and by many different professional groups with scientific aspirations. Yet nobody seems to know much about where it comes from and why it came into existence. This article traces the origins of the concept back to one of Sweden's greatest cultural exports of the nineteenth century – Swedish gymnastics – and the efforts of especially Swedish physiotherapists and physical educators to spread its scientific doctrines throughout the world. Primarily their… CONTINUE READING
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