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Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Mark Singleton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Yoga Body charts the rise of postural yoga (āsana) in popular imagination and practice from the middle of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War. This period saw ... More


T. Krishnamacharya and the Mysore Āsana Revival

Mark Singleton

in Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 9 considers the vastly influential postural forms developed by T. Krishnamacharya during his tenure as yoga teacher in Mysore during the 1930s and 1940s. The preceding chapters force us to ... More


India and the International Physical Culture Movement

Mark Singleton

in Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 4 offers a brief account of modern nationalist physical culture. This provides the context for an examination of several of the most important forms of (Western) physical culture present in ... More


Consuming La Bella Figura: Charles Atlas and American Masculinity, 1910–1940

Dominique Padurano

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

The biography of pioneering body-builder Charles Atlas (né Angelo Siciliano) illuminates the paths of the commodification of the Italian American male body against the backdrop of the consumer ... More


Ekphrasis, Abstraction, and Myth: ‘From Psyche’s Journal’, Eurydice in the Underworld, ‘Requiem’

Georgina Colby

in Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748683505
eISBN:
9781474426930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683505.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The final chapter of the study examines Acker’s practices of ekphrasis and reappropriation of mythology in her final works. Chapter six offers a close reading of ‘From Psyche’s Journal’, Acker’s ... More


Muscle Memory: Building the Body Politic of Character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the National Police Gazette

James B. Salazar

in Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the historicizing function of muscle building in literary naturalism and the physical-culture movement of the late nineteenth century. It begins by considering Sojourner Truth's ... More


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