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Między kuracją a rozrywką. Ciało w przestrzeni uzdrowisk galicyjskich
Between cure and entertainment. The body in the space of Galician spas

Author(s): Ewelina Lesisz
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: cure; entertainment; body; spa; Galicia; medicine
Summary/Abstract: Frequenting spas in the late 19th century became mandatory, conventionalized social ritual, which competed with health sphere of life. The requirements and needs of the body organized healing space which corresponded to physiological and entertainment guest’s amenities. The body becomes tool, limited by medicine subject of experiments swimming, hydrotherapy. By this has been breached border between individualism, privacy and mass.

  • Page Range: 349-365
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish