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How data gathered from national conscriptions in pre–World War I Europe influenced understandings of population fitness and redefined society as a collective bodyIn pre–World War I Europe individual fitness was increasingly related to building and preserving collective "society Army recruitment offered the most important opportunity to screen male citizens' fitness "Army recruitment offered the most important opportunity to screen male citizens' fitness uestions of ow to define fitness for soldiers and ow to translate this criteria outside the military context In this book Heinrich Hartmann explores the
Historical Circumstances That Shapedcircumstances that shaped understandings of fitness in Europe before World Ed to pin down “nation” in concrete numerical terms drawing on data "from examinations to redefine society as a “collective body” that could be counted "examinations to redefine society as a “collective body” that could be counted and examined The Body Populace explores the Modeworte Aus Dem Mitteleurop Ischen historical specificity and contingency of data gathering techniues recounts their uses and abuses and provides a timely contribution to the growingistoriography of Big Data It sheds light on a crucial moment in nineteenth and early twentieth century European istory when statistical data and demographical knowledge shaped new notions of masculinity fostered fears of degeneration and gave rise to eugenic thinkin. Ar I and ow these "were intertwined with a fear of demographic decline and degeneration This "intertwined with a fear of demographic decline and degeneration This
gained momentum through the circulation of knowledge among European nations but also through the scenarios of military confrontationsHartmann provides amomentum through the circulation of knowledge among European nations but also through the scenarios of military confrontationsHartmann provides a Annals Of The Entomological Society Of America Vol 3 history of military statistics in Germany France and Switzerland in the decades preceding World War I consideringow information gathered during national conscriptions generated data about the ealth and fitness of the population Defined by masculine concepts conscription examinations went
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