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Leisure & pleasure : reshaping & revealing the New Zealand body 1900-1960

by Caroline Daley

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 186940291X, Paperback)

This exploration of an unexpected aspect of New Zealand social history examines the human body at leisure in the years 1900-1960. This book studies bodybuilding, especially the famous strongman Eugen Sandow; growing ideas about fitness, health, and exercise; the rise of beauty contests; the culture of the beach and the pool; nudism; and children's play and the appearance of playgrounds. The central aim is to explore how bodies-men's, women's and children's-were shaped and displayed through various leisure pursuits in 20th-century New Zealand.

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This exploration of an unexpected aspect of New Zealand social history examines the human body at leisure in the years 1900-1960. This book studies bodybuilding, especially the famous strongman Eugen Sandow; growing ideas about fitness, health, and exercise; the rise of beauty contests; the culture of the beach and the pool; nudism; and children's play and the appearance of playgrounds. The central aim is to explore how bodies-men's, women's and children's-were shaped and displayed through various leisure pursuits in 20th-century New Zealand.… (more)

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