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Anarcho-naturism: Wikipedia article
Anarcho-naturism (also anarchist naturism and naturist anarchism) appeared in the late 19th century as the union of anarchist and naturist philosophies. Mainly it had importance within individualist a...
Barthel, Kurt: Connexipedia Article
The father of the modern United States nudist movement.
Baxandall, Lee: Connexipedia Article
American writer, translator, editor, and activist, first known for his New Left engagement with cultural topics and then as a leader of the naturist movement. (1935-2008).
The Freedom to be Yourself Campaign: Connexipedia Article
Promotes the right to be naked in public.
Freikörperkultur: Connexipedia Article
A German movement whose name translates to Free Body Culture which endorses a naturistic approach to sports and community living.
Living Naked and Frugal: A Handbook for Parsimonious Nudity
Penhallow, Paul (Robert A. Holm)
Paul Penhallow's experience of living naked in a non-naked world spanned nearly ten years, and ranged from SunSpace, his 21st-floor high-rise apartment in downtown Syracuse, New York, to the many high...
Naturism: Connexipedia Article
A cultural and political movement advocating and defending social nudity in private and in public. It may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism.
Naturism and Civil Disobedience
Storey, Mark
May a naturist go so far as to break the law to encourage the liberalization of anti-nudity laws? When is nonviolent civil disobedience justified in advocating the naturist cause?
The Naturist Society: A Brief History
Storey, Mark
What is The Naturist Society? How, why, and where did it begin? What does it hope to accomplish?
Nude beach: Connexipedia Article
A beach where users are legally at liberty to be nude.
The state of wearing no clothing.
205 Arguments and Observations in Support of Naturism
Bacher, K.
Arguments in favour of naturism backed up by research and writings from various sources.
World Naked Bike Ride: Connexipedia Article
International clothing-optional bike ride.

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Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Federation of Canadian Naturists
Established in 1985, this national non-profit organization promotes naturism/nudism in Canada and informs/represents the interests of Canadian naturist/nudist individuals, families, clubs, resorts and...
Naturist Action Committee
NAC exists to advance and protect the rights and interests of naturists throughout North America. NAC supports the responsible recreational nude use of public lands.
Naturist Society
The mission of The Naturist Society is to promote a culture of body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation, using the tools of education and community outreach. The Naturist Society celebrate...

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Canadian Nudist History Book Published
News Release June 2, 2003
The Complete History of Nudism and Nudity
Blum, Jordan
One version of the history of nudism, combining a detailed account of the modern period (post-1900) with extremely dubious notions about ancient history.
Grassroots Naturism
A guide for the TNS Volunteer
Jungwirth, Debbie
A primer for the naturist volunteer.
H&E naturist
Wikipedia article
H&E naturist (originally Health and Efficiency) is an 92-page monthly commercial magazine focusing on the naturist and nudist lifestyle, through articles on travel, health and culture, as well as vari...
Naked at Lunch
The Adventures of a Reluctant Nudist
Smith, Mark Hasekll
Naked hikers face fines in Switzerland
Canton aims to stop spread of 'indecent practice'
Connolly, Kate
The Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden aims to stop naturist walkers, also referred to as "boot-only hikers".
Naturism booms in France as young eager to ditch clothes
Ditton, Hattie
Why are more and more people, especially the young, opting to get naked in France? Indeed, over the past three years, the phenomenon has begun to attract a younger audience according to the the FNN (...
Nude & Natural
Wikipedia article
Nude & Natural: The Magazine of Naturist Living or simply N magazine, is a quarterly 100+ page naturist magazine published by The Naturist Society in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and distributed throughout the ...
Nudist community
Wikipedia article
A nudist community (or in Europe, naturist community) is an intentional community comprising nudists/naturists who choose to live together on a permanent basis where it is understood that no clothes w...
Nudity & Nudism -- Two Essays
Barcan, Ruth
Nudity is paradoxical - a bodily state that is seen as so banal or matter of fact that it is rarely given sustained conceptual or academic treatment, while all the while most societies subject it to i...
Personal accounts of naturism
The World of Nude Recreation As Told By You

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Clothed With the Sun
Periodical profile published 1989
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A naturist social change publication.
Naturist Action Fund
Organization profile published 1991
The Naturist Society
Promotes body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation using the tools of education and community outreach. The Naturist Society views clothing-optional recreation as essential to body accepta...