Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2014

220 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719095658

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Healthy living in the Alps

The origins of winter tourism in Switzerland, 1860-1914

Susan Barton

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • Includes some of the key themes of current social and cultural history, such as: sports history; transfer of technology; biographical study; imperialism; cultural hegemony; travel and tourism; leisure; medical history
  • Explores the juxtaposition of the search for health as a cure for illness and its opposite, the celebration of health by the physically sound
  • Emphasises the way each resort's development was unique
  • Looks at the development of winter sports as a pastime rather than as competition
  • Sources in English, German and French have been used, giving both a British and Swiss perspective