The Cult of Health and Beauty in Germany: A Social History, 1890-1930

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From the 1890s to the 1930s, a growing number of Germans began to scrutinize and discipline their bodies in a utopian search for perfect health and beauty. Some became vegetarians, nudists, or bodybuilders, while others turned to alternative medicine or eugenics. In The Cult of Health and Beauty in Germany , Michael Hau demonstrates why so many men and women were drawn to these life reform movements and examines their tremendous impact on German society and medicine. Hau argues that the obsession with personal health and ...

The Cult of Health and Beauty in Germany: A Social History, 1890-1930 2003, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226319766

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The Cult of Health and Beauty in Germany: A Social History, 1890-1930 2003, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226319742

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