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Artistic impressions : figure skating, masculinity, and the limits of sport

Author: Mary Louise Adams
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2012]. ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In contemporary North America, figure skating ranks among the most 'feminine' of sports and few boys take it up for fear of being labelled effeminate or gay. Yet figure skating was once an exclusively male pastime - women did not skate in significant numbers until the late 1800s, at least a century after the founding of the first skating club. Only in the 1930s did figure skating begin to acquire its feminine
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Louise Adams
ISBN: 9781442643185 1442643188 9781442611719 1442611715
OCLC Number: 670476488
Description: xii, 294 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Tough guys? : figure skating's macho moment --
Girls' sport? --
Manliness and grace : skating as a gentleman's art --
Women start skating, skaters form clubs, their art becomes sport --
"They left the men nowhere" : the feminization of skating --
Artistic sport or athletic art? : class and gender and shifting definitions of skating --
Sequins, soundtracks, and spirals : producing gender difference on the ice.
Responsibility: Mary Louise Adams.
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Uncovering the little known history of skating, Artistic Impressions shows how ideas about sport, gender, and sexuality have combined to limit the forms of physical expression available to men.  Read more...

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'Artistic Impressions is an important book and a long-overdue contribution to the history of figure skating.' -- Paul J. DeLoca Journal of Sport History; vol 40:02: 2013 'It was the movement to music Read more...

 
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