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Bulgarian School Hygiene at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Cultural Images, Professional Roles and Practices
Bulgarian School Hygiene at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Cultural Images, Professional Roles and Practices

Author(s): Gergana Mircheva
Subject(s): School education, Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Summary/Abstract: This text examines the institutionalisation of norms for proper physical and mental status of Bulgarian school youth at the beginning of the 20th century. The analysis focuses on two interrelated issues: how certain cultural images of (un)fit body and (ab)normal mind reasoned the introduction of professional (medico-pedagogical) roles in the Bulgarian secondary schools, and how such images prescribed “health selection” in the production of individual and collective identities: “student” – “(school) youth” – “people”/“nation”/ race”).

  • Page Count: 27
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English