Mapping the consumption of gymnastic and sport equipment in Italian school
- material culture,
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This research aims at investigating Italian sport industry trademarks in the age of fascism through the patented series of the Office of Industrial Property (Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce; Italian Central State Archives). The research question at the basis of the inquiry are: which gymnastic and sport equipment was available to the organizations of the totalitarian state in charge of physical education in schools (consumers mediators) and to their members (product consumers); which physical and gymnastic activities were promoted to the detriment of others; whether Italian production expanded or not in comparison with the former period.