Governmentaly in the origins of European Female PE and Sport: the Spanish case study (1883-1936)

Sanchez Garcia, Raul and Rivero Herráiz, Antonio (2011). Governmentaly in the origins of European Female PE and Sport: the Spanish case study (1883-1936). "Sport Education And Society" ; pp. 1-17. ISSN 1357-3322. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2011.601735.

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Title: Governmentaly in the origins of European Female PE and Sport: the Spanish case study (1883-1936)
Author/s:
  • Sanchez Garcia, Raul
  • Rivero Herráiz, Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sport Education And Society
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1357-3322
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The purpose of the paper is twofold: (1) to contribute to the analysis of the origins of modern European female PE and sports from a power perspective, inspired by Foucault's work; and (2) to present a detailed analysis of female PE and sport in Spain (1883–1936) as a specific European case study. It is argued that these physical activities could be conceived in the Spanish case as part of a specific kind of ‘governmentality’ with a dual nature. On the one hand they represented disciplinary ‘technologies of power’ over the female body. Selected physical activities—dictated mainly from the hygienic-moral position of the Regeneracionistas (‘Regenerationists’)—were exerted as a kind of ‘bio-power’ for the control of the female population. On the other hand, such kind of activities (especially sports) represented certain ‘technologies of the self’ for middle and upper class women. Through participation in sports, women gained a more active and public role in the Spanish society of the era, obtaining some degree of autonomy in self-governance over their bodies and their lives

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Item ID: 14155
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14155/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14155
DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.601735
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13573322.2011.601735
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Dec 2012 10:43
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 13:41
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