‘Physical Education in the ‘Volksuniversiteit’: Conservatism, the Gendered Body, and the Pursuit of ‘Objective Science’, 1930-1937′, Anell Daries (Stellebosch University, South Africa)
This presentation traces the origins and development Physical Education at Stellenbosch University. The presentation outlines the ways in which a critical contradiction between the university’s conservative ethos and the ‘objective’ scientific approach imposed by the departments first chair, Ernst Jokl, led to a public clash between the defenders of Afrikaner tradition and the proponents of emerging scientific approaches in physical education.
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