Body, Sport and Society in Norden: Essays in Cultural by Niels Kayser Nielsen

By Niels Kayser Nielsen

This e-book includes a few cultural-historical and ethnographic reviews of the heritage of recreation within the Nordic international locations. The stories learn the contribution made via recreation to the advance of Scandinavian nationalism within the 19th century, and study the ways that activity turned interwoven with the social lifetime of electorate within the numerous Scandinavian nations within the 20th century. the focus of this quantity, as a result, isn't at the organizational heritage of recreation, neither is it on society vis-ГЎ-vis activity - i.e., game as a mirrored image of a definite societal constellation. fairly, what's of curiosity is recreation in society, and consequently the ebook goals to demonstrate the ways that activity has been used and has served to aid clarify and comprehend Scandinavian society varieties.

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In the Kolding district, too, a similar movement began, likewise with Grundtvigian inspiration, but not until around 1896. Seven years later, the association of Danish Youth Clubs (De danske Ungdomsforeninger, DdU) was founded 52 body, sport and society in norden in 1903 at a meeting in Fredericia. ). In this connection, however, a dilemma was encountered. While adults appreciated the vitality and freshness of youth, they also feared its unruly nature. On the one hand, they wished to let youthful energy take the place of weakness and laxity, but on the other hand they wanted to keep a tight rein on matters so that they did not get out of hand.

F. Nachtegall. e. through channels created by civil society, Nachtegall used the more military and national channels. An unscrupulous opportunist with an elaborated sense of lobbyism, he felt that his methods opened more doors to success than merely promoting PE in the teachers’ colleges. His first book, an instruction for teachers in the army, was published in 1805. Its contents were directed towards the education of “warriors”. The book was not exactly typical for the reflections of Enlightenment in that the didactic purposes of the Age of Enlightenment were completely neglected.

Support did not become less when Lehmann was appointed Home Secretary in September 1861. discipline and nationalism 43 Specifically, the rifle clubs had three problems to solve. First, the question of where shooting could take place: In Copenhagen the problem was solved by the War Minister who permitted the rifle club people the use of the Army’s shooting ranges at Englandsværn in Vesterbro. The rifle clubs and the military were to share the expenses. In the countryside the farmers allowed the rifle club people to use their fields as shooting ranges.

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