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Strong, Beautiful and Modern

National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935-1960

In this highly original account, Charlotte Macdonald shows how governments became convinced they must encourage citizens to be healthier and more active, and how these efforts reinforced the cultural ties of the Empire. Alongside these state-sponsored efforts was a growing emphasis from business, the medical establishment, and popular culture on the importance of having "a better body."

About the Author

Charlotte Macdonald is a professor of history atVictoria University of Wellington. She has strong interests inwomen's history, both in New Zealand and the wider BritishEmpire, and in the history of sport. Publishing widely on thesesubjects, Charlotte Macdonald is also the co-editor (with FrancesPorter) of My Hand Will Write What My Heart Dictates (1996)and (with Merimeri Penfold and Bridget Williams) The Book of NewZealand Women / Ko Kui Ma Te Kaupapa (1991).

Endorsements

"Strong, Beautiful and Modern is an outstanding book: fresh, original and panoramic."—Tony Collins, International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester

"In Strong, Beautiful and Modern, Charlotte Macdonald provides an insightful corrective to previous accounts that have largely focused on domestic developments and writes eloquently about the ideologies of the body. An impressive feat of comparative scholarship."—Bruce Kidd, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto

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