Meinander, Henrik: Towards a bourgeois manhood
Societas scientiarum Fennica 1994. 250 sivua : kuvitettu. ISBN: 951-653-267-5 nidottu, kuvakansi. K3.
Towards a bourgeois manhood : boys' physical education in Nordic secondary schools 1880-1940
Commentationes scientiarum socialium, ISSN 0355-256X; 47.
Väitöskirja : Helsingin yliopisto.
Henrik Meinander's study on how boys' physical eduction was implemented in Nordic secondary schools is the first comparative work in its field. The focus is North European with a specific emphasis on the educational cultures in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm. Meinander argues that the motives for this implementation of the subject reflected the contemporary upper- and middle-class outlook on education and masculinity. As such, the ultimate objective was to prepare the boys for bourgeois manhood.