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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Louise Adams
ISBN: 9781442643185 1442643188 9781442611719 1442611715
OCLC Number: 670476488
Awards: Winner of North American Society for Sport History Book Award (Namibia).
Winner of North American Society for Sport History Book Award 2012 (United States)
Winner of Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches F ministes Outstanding Scholarship Prize 2013 (Canada)
Commended for British Society of Sports History Aberdare Literary Prize 2012 (UK)
Commended for North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Outstanding Book Award 2012 (United States)
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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'It was the movement to music that first drew me to figure skating, and it is still that aspect which fascinates me today. But like all young male figure skaters, I had to endure the social taboo of Read more...

 
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