KIN 161 Lecture Notes - World War I, Mass Production, Bessie Coleman

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22 Apr 2013
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Kin 161 lecture gender in sport history. Who writes history: victors = people in society with power and knowledge about how to write and how to preserve, what about perspectives of those with less power, soldiers who fought the battles, women/mothers/wives. How do we know history: books, newspapers, interviews, archives, artifacts (paintings, sculptures, buildings, etc. , photographs, film fragments/movies. Mainly white upper-class (european) people making" history. Industrial revolution: shift from agrarian to industrial society. Work in factories move to cities. Women in the us got the vote in 1920. More leisure and job opportunities for women. More visibility and open" display of female body than before/away with restrictive clothing such as the corset. Mass production + easy reproduction and distribution of photos and film contributed to an increased objectification of the female body. Encouraged women to become more physically active and watch their diets, but it also created expectations for women to look beautiful, fit and healthy at all times.

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