Beyond the gymnasium: educating the middle-class bodies in classical Germany

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Lexington Books, 2007 - Education - 292 pages
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This book is the first systematic effort to examine the history of the body in modern Germany. By looking into medical dietetics, walking, dancing, gymnastics, cholera, and class rooms it reconstructs the ways the middle-class body became a source of political and social autonomy and a medium of social interaction.

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Heikki Lempa is assistant professor of modern European history at Moravian College.